Draude Waits For Call From FSIN On Duty To Consult

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 14:45



First Nations and Metis Relations Minister June Draude says it is up to the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation to contact her to conduct more negotiations on the duty to consult issue.


Draude is reacting to the FSIN’s decision last week to reject the province’s draft duty to consult policy.


The FSIN unanimously rejected the draft policy during an emergency assembly in Prince Albert.


The chiefs said the policy does not provide the revenue-sharing they’re looking for.


They said it also doesn’t allow for enough consultation and places too much power in governments and companies.


Draude says she hasn’t received a call from FSIN officials, but hopes to get one within the next day or two.


She adds she has seen the FSIN’s recent press release on the issue, but says the sides “cannot communicate through news releases”.