FSIN Calls For Halt To Development On Native Lands

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 15:56



Representatives of First Nations, government and industry are into their second day of discussions in Meadow Lake regarding the duty-to-consult issue.


Day One of the two-day affair saw FSIN Vice-Chief Glen Pratt call for a moratorium on the issuing of permits to companies trying to explore or develop First Nations traditional lands.


Pratt said the freeze should be in place until a province-wide duty-to-consult protocol is created and understood by everyone involved.


New Cameco executive Gary Merasty is on hand today to explain how his company approaches the issue.


The conference has attracted politicians involved in the provincial election campaign.


Saskatchewan Party candidates Jeremy Harrison and June Draude made appearances earlier today.


Premier Lorne Calvert was on hand yesterday.