For the first time, the Saskatchewan government paid for a meeting of both registered and unregistered First Nations, and Métis political organizations. Not all members of the organizations involved agreed to the idea of registered, unregistered, and Métis groups meeting together - particularly older members of First Nations who feared for the loss of their treaty rights.
This event has been seen as the first example of the provincial government formally consulting with Indigenous peoples regarding Indigenous affairs. However, attempts to use a pan-Indigenous approach was divisive as it failed to address the unique needs and considerations of registered and unregistered First Nations, and Métis peoples.
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