Five Indigenous agencies in Saskatchewan have come together to call on the province to reconsider pulling all COVID-19 restrictions.

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Yorkton Tribal Council, Prince Albert Grand Council, Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council are opposing Premier Scott Moe’s announcement that all restrictions will be lifted by the end of the month.

In a press release, the group says ending these mandates will put First Nations at greater risk of the virus.

FSIN chief Bobby Cameron states the fight against the virus still isn’t over.

YTC Tribal Chief Isabel O’Soup states it’s premature to drop all restrictions.

The agencies state First Nations are still vulnerable to the virus and they mentioned the work of front-line health care workers, asking for people to support them.

Moe announced Tuesday that proof of vaccination in the province will end Monday and all other mandates won’t be renewed on Feb. 28.

(PHOTO: FSIN logo. File photo.)