The Office of the Provincial Interlocutor (OPI) for First Nations and Métis Relations was established within Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Government Relations in May 2012. The role of the office is to provide a bridge to conversation and engagement between the Saskatchewan government and Aboriginal organizations — a bridge that also involves non-Aboriginal stakeholders.
In 2014-15, the OPI supported nine projects and they are planning to increase the number of funded projects this year. Grants under its First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Projects promote practical arrangements and partnerships that align with government priorities and support First Nations and/or Métis people and communities.
Applications for the First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Projects are accepted online before December 5, 2015.
The OPI also provides small Sponsorships to First Nations and Métis communities or non-profit organizations to assist with public events that benefit Aboriginal people. It’s easy to make an application online.
Please do not hesitate to contact the OPI for any additional information or assistance in applying by calling 306-798-0183 or by emailing.