FSIN Unimpressed With Latest Provincial Budget

Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 14:40



The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says it is disappointed with this year’s provincial budget.


Vice-Chief Morley Watson says the FSIN feels First Nations people weren’t given a lot of consideration.


He would have liked more money to train the young First Nations population to become skilled so it can fill the gaps in an aging Saskatchewan workforce.


Watson says the FSIN has a bilateral agreement with the province in which the executive meets with the premier and cabinet — but he says only one such meeting has taken place.


Watson says part of the problem is the government comes up with ideas or initiatives that directly affect First Nations people, but never give them the chance to have input in the first place.