As the province and Ottawa sign a $900 million infrastructure deal, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says the federal government should be investing more into Indigenous infrastructure.

“Our families and communities continue to struggle with poverty, lack of adequate housing and overcrowding issues, access to clean drinking water, equitable schools and roads that are on par with the rest of the Province.  Many of the issues that our people face, from child welfare to justice, can be alleviated by closing the gaps in infrastructure in our communities,” FSIN Vice Chief David Pratt said.

“These types of agreements are crucial for First Nations people and improving our quality of life,” said FSIN Vice Chief Heather Bear.

The funding agreement signed by Sask. and the federal government is over 10 years.