Joseph Issues Duty To Consult Warning To Chiefs

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 13:36



Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Lawrence Joseph believes when First Nations negotiate with the province, chiefs have to make sure they don’t get caught in a trap.


Joseph spoke during a duty to consult summit in North Battleford yesterday.


He says the province talks about “sharing the wealth”, but he says First Nations want a share of oil, gas, and other resource revenues — not a vague term like “wealth.”


Joseph says revenue-sharing is not a new concept, noting Ontario has had it for awhile.


He also says that province calls it revenue-sharing — so he argues the Saskatchewan government “shouldn’t be scared of the languague”.


The two-day summit attracted Treaty 6 and Treaty 4 chiefs from across the province.