PAGC Chiefs Hammer Away At Serby

Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 15:26



Chiefs with the Prince Albert Grand Council took turns yesterday criticizing the provincial government over what they feel is the province’s continued failure to consult them.


Deputy Premier Clay Serby bore the brunt of the verbal assault.


He told chiefs at the political summit the NDP is on their side.


He also said the he understands their concerns and his government is doing its best to accommodate their needs.


Black Lake Chief Freddy Throassie of Black Lake questioned that, however, claiming the government has failed to consult his band over many mining projects currently undertaken by junior companies in the band’s traditional territory.


Serby pledged to work on that issue and others, noting the communication gulf between his government and the chiefs is significant.


Serby says he will be talking to the ministers of Saskatchewan Environment and Northern Affairs about the issues soon.