FSIN Pleased With Outcome Of Treaty Gathering

Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 14:30



The chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says good progress was made at this week’s meeting of national treaty chiefs in Fort Qu’Appelle.


For the last four days, chiefs and delegates from across the country swapped ideas and observations about the state of treaty implementation across Canada.


Lawrence Joseph says government policies are one of the main impediments to treaties right now.


He hopes the gathering gives attendees a collective sense of how they can aid treaty implementation.


Joseph acknowledges no one from the federal government was invited to this week’s session.


He says it’s not because they weren’t welcome — but rather, the chiefs wanted to listen to the advice of elders before engaging government.


Joseph says housing is definitely one area in Saskatchewan that needs more attention when it comes to treaty implementation.