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Friday, August 08, 2008

Duty to Consult: Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Duty to Consult with First Nations & Metis

Questions & Answers

Under The Planning and Development Act, 2007

1. Do municipalities have a duty to consult with First

Nations and Métis?

Whenever a municipality exercises its legal authority

in a way which might negatively impact on the

exercise of an Aboriginal or Treaty right, a duty to

consult with affected First Nations and Métis

communities will arise.

5. What are the consequences of failing to consult?

The failure to consult could result in a variety of

consequences, depending on the nature of the

government action contemplated. In the case of

legislation, it could be held to be invalid. In the case

of a project or development, it could be ordered to be

shut down or not permitted to proceed until

consultations have taken place. As well, the court

could require compensation to be paid. In other

words, failing to consult could have very serious


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Two Row Wampum Treaty

Two Row Wampum Treaty
"It is said that, each nation shall stay in their own vessels, and travel the river side by side. Further, it is said, that neither nation will try to steer the vessel of the other." This is a treaty among Indigenous Nations, and with Canada. This is the true nature of our relationships with Indigenous Nations of 'Kanata'.