Over 10% Of Traditional Resource Users Are Metis

Friday, September 04, 2009 at 13:00



The Metis Nation – Saskatchewan is pointing to a recent report as support for Metis harvesting rights.


The MN-S says a recent Statistics Canada report on the percentage of Aboriginal people who are traditional resource users indicates more than 10 per cent are Metis who are hunting, fishing, trapping, or berry picking.

The MN-S thought the number was around 10 per cent.


It is still negotiating a province-wide agreement with the Ministry of Environment, and says this report reinforces the need for an agreement that is mutually beneficial for the province and the Metis.