FSIN Chief Doesn’t Hold Back In Budget Critique
Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 15:58
The chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says the latest federal budget was “oppressive” and another “bitter disappointment” for First Nations people.
Lawrence Joseph says it spells disaster for First Nations people across Canada — and he calls it one of the worst ever when it comes to addressing their needs.
Joseph says the treatment of Aboriginal affairs by the Conservative government is bordering on criminal neglect.
He insists way too much money is spent on things like welfare when money should be put towards economic development.
Joseph says he is going to ask the provincial government to appeal to the Tory government with the FSIN.
He maintains the FSIN and province are on the same page when it comes to getting First Nations people self-sufficient, so he is confident the Saskatchewan Party government will work with him.