In a recent interview hosted through News Talk Radio (Twitter @newstalkradio), Saskatchewan Liberal Party Leader Ryan Bater (Twitter @ryanbater) committed to the creation of a First Nations Secretariat.
Responding to a question regarding Aboriginal engagement, the Liberal leader was quick to explain. “Our province has no greater priority than to ensure the full participation of First Nations in our economy and our society” said Bater. “We have commited to using the Treaties as a blueprint for the future, and [Liberals] will fight for the establishment of a First Nations Secretariat that speaks directly to the Premier’s Office.”
“There is a better way in Saskatchewan” said Kevin Seesequasis, founder of ALYS. “Liberals are again demonstrating their commitment to constructive engagement and consultation; a First Nations Secretariat would be a huge step toward achieving greater political participation for a demographic that is quite frankly ignored. The Aboriginal population is on the rise and it’s about time that the collective voice of Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan be heard loud and clear.”
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The Saskatchewan general election will be conducted on Monday, November 7, 2011. Click the link for more information about the Saskatchewan Liberal Party.
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