Abandoned Uranium Mines on FSIN Assembly Agenda

Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 15:19




Abandoned uranium mines in the North are up for discussion at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations’ spring legislative assembly today.


The 3-day assembly got underway this morning in Saskatoon.


The issue of abandoned mines is one of several that will be brought up by the FSIN’s lands and resources secretariat.


Over the next 3 days, band chiefs, councillors and elders will also be hearing from candidates for the upcoming Assembly of First Nations chief election.


As well, First Nations leaders will be planning their strategy in resisting Health Canada’s new consent form for non-insured health benefits for status Indians, which the FSIN contends is a violation of treaty and privacy rights.