FSIN Chief Happy With Senate Committee Report

Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 13:45



The Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says he’s glad to see a Senate Committee calling on the Federal Government to better protect treaty rights in future legislation.


The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs says the government should take tougher steps to make sure treaty rights aren’t watered down in present agreements.


Chief Lawrence Joseph says that approach has been missing in the past, as treaty rights have often been overlooked.


Joseph says the gesture may seem slight, but it is important as bands continue to strike deals.


The committee’s report will now head to the Senate.