Carry the Kettle First Nation sues Sask., Ottawa; wants consultation over land development – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2018374 Views

Lawsuit says Canada and Saskatchewan have failed to uphold treaty promises

Carry the Kettle First Nation is suing the federal government and Saskatchewan over development that infringes on their members’ treaty right to hunt and gather.

Carry the Kettle First Nation (CTK), about 100km east of Regina, filed the lawsuit in late December.

“When we first signed treaties in 1877… there was an obligation there by the federal government that we would maintain our way of life,” said Chief Elsie Jack.

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