Green Lake Metis Unhappy Over Land Transfer

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 13:20



A Metis leader from Green Lake says it’s high-time local members were consulted about industrial developments taking place in their region more often.


Ric Richardson of Keyano Local #5 says a great number of Metis fur harvesters have already lost out over logging and clear-cutting in the past.


He says the village of Green Lake has also made the mistake of not consulting his group about developments on Metis land — adding the government shouldn’t be treating the village as if it’s a Metis entity.


Richardson says Metis citizens must be consulted and included in all aspects of planning and development over the recent transfer of the Silver Lake Farm to Green Lake.