Prime Minister Visits Flying Dust First Nation

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 at 09:16



The Prime Minister of Canada officially ushered in the Flying Dust First Nation’s Centennial PowWow Friday.


Paul Martin was joined at the gathering by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Alphonse Bird, Metis National Council President Clem Chartier and several other Aboriginal leaders and dignitaries.


Organizers of Friday’s event say this is the first time a sitting Prime Minister has ever ventured onto the reserve.


Martin took time out to unveil a monument commemorating the province’s 100th birthday and also paid tribute to the 127th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 6.


Meanwhile, Bird thanked Martin for his decision to hold roundtable discussions with Canada’s Aboriginal leaders last year.


Martin was on hand for approximately two hours.


More than 300 band members and visitors took in the Prime

Minister’s visit.