FSIN Involved In Protection Of Species At Risk

Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 13:50



The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is taking steps to protect species at risk in northern Saskatchewan.


It made the announcement today along with Saskatoon-Wanuskewin MP Maurice Vellacott.


The federal government is providing $76,500 for the initiative, which involves two projects.


Chief Michael Starr of the Starblanket Cree Nation is on the FSIN’s Land and Resources Commission.


Starr says the first project will see the FSIN partnering with the Cumberland House Cree Nation to map the lake sturgeon along the North Saskatchewan river delta.


Along with the sturgeon, some other species at risk include the piping plover, swift fox, buffalo, and burrowing owl.


The other project directly involves schools and young people so they learn which species are at risk, their habitats, and what can be done to protect them.