MN-S Given Duty To Consult Funding From Province

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 15:26



The Metis Nation – Saskatchewan is getting $200,000 from the provincial government.


The province says the money is being provided to ensure members of the MN-S can express their views during the duty to consult process.


First Nations and Metis Relations Minister June Draude says the money is needed because the MN-S has a huge structure.


The organization has more than 100 locals in 12 regions across Saskatchewan.


Draude says ordinary Metis citizens, as well as Metis politicians and businesses, need to be consulted.


MN-S President Robert Doucette says the money will help make that consultation a reality.