The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour heard from a special guest this morning at its annual convention.

Sheelah McLean, one of the co-founders of the Idle No More movement, talked about a number of issues including the need for blue-coller workers to be active in their support for Aboriginal rights.

The president of the Federation, Larry Hubich, agrees.

In a release he says Indigenous people are working people and that’s why a meaningful dialogue with them is needed.

He says economic democracy will help close the gap that exists between them and the rest of society.