A proposed potash mine on the Muskowekwan First Nation has been approved by voters.

Eighty per cent of those who voted in a plebiscite on Saturday voted in favour of the proposal.

If it’s developed, it would be the first potash mine on a First Nations reserve.

Aboriginal Affairs officials say 545 people voted.

The reserve has about 1,700 members, and more than 1,000 were eligible to vote.

A previous vote on the issue had a similar approval level, but fell short of the required number of voters.

However, Aboriginal Affairs officials say only a simple majority was needed to vote in favour in Saturday’s plebiscite in order for the project to be approved.