Salt River urges Ottawa to commit $17M for expansion – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202046 Views

The Salt River First Nation says the federal government is being discriminatory in not listening to a request for infrastructure funding to help the nation expand.

Salt River has spent the past 10 years trying obtain cash for what it says is a shovel-ready infrastructure project that would develop the nation’s reserve under its treaty settlement agreement.

However, the First Nation says Ottawa has neither provided funding nor an opportunity to negotiate.

Chief David Poitras said while discussions have taken place, there have been no negotiations and no concrete actions taken by the federal government to fulfill its obligations under the treaty settlement agreement.

The Dene Nation raise the issue in a call with reporters last week.

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