The Lac La Ronge Indian Band is going to four communities this week, consulting on the Lac La Ronge Provincial Park Draft Management Plan.
The meetings starting Thursday in Stanley Mission, La Ronge, Grandmother’s Bay and Sucker River are for communities, which will encompass the provincial park.
Lands and resources coordinator with the First Nation, Naomi Carriere, says the park will also overlap some of the First Nation’s traditional territory.
“(To) address potential adverse impacts on treaty and Aboriginal rights, especially looking at how the overlap of the Lac La Ronge Provincial Park also falls on Lac La Ronge Indian Band traditional territory,” Carriere said.
The consultation will help to shape proposed recommendations from the First Nation, which will be submitted to the provincial government in September.
Carriere is hoping the public’s questions regarding the draft management plan will be answered during the meetings.
“All of the questions that are raised that arise from the community meetings will be hopefully addressed and clarified by the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport,” explained Carriere.
The first meeting in Stanley Mission will take place Thursday at the Elders Centre starting at 12:15 p.m.
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