Scott to Decide Fate of Metis Post-Powley Funding

Monday, November 15, 2004 at 13:56



Metis Nation – Saskatchewan president Dwayne Roth hopes he has convinced a federal cabinet minister to release 1.2 million dollars in funding to his organization.


The money is supposed to be used for consultations and other initiatives in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court ruling on Metis hunting rights.


But the MNS has yet to receive the funding, and the province has indicated it has received assurances the money won’t be released until the Metis election dispute is sorted out.


However, Roth feels his meeting on Friday with federal Metis interlocutor Andy Scott went well, and that funding could be released within the next couple of weeks.


Roth also says the 500-thousand dollars in funding the MNS usually gets from the department of Heritage is now in his organization’s hands.