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Duty to Consult First Nations and Métis Communities

Find out how the Government of Saskatchewan approaches its obligation to consult with First Nation and Métis communities about potential decisions or actions that may adversely impact Treaty or Aboriginal rights. 

1. Duty to Consult

The provincial government’s First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF) sets out government’s commitment to fulfilling its legal duty to consult and accommodate First Nation and Métis communities in advance of decisions or actions that have the potential to adversely impact the exercise of:

  • Treaty and Aboriginal rights such as the right to hunt, fish and trap for food on unoccupied Crown land and other land to which a community has a right-of-access for these purposes; and
  • Traditional uses of land and resources such as the gathering of plants for food and medicinal purposes and carrying out ceremonial and spiritual observances and practices on unoccupied Crown land and other land to which a community has a right of access for these purposes.

2. Funding to Support the Duty to Consult

First Nation and Métis communities that have received a notification from government that the duty to consult has been triggered may apply to the First Nations and Métis Consultation Participation Fund. The Fund Criteria and a Fast Track Grants Fact Sheet outline eligible activities and application processes.


3. Delegation of the Duty to Consult

First Nation and Métis communities have the opportunity to delegate responsibility for the duty to consult to a regional or provincial entity. Contact us for more information.


4. Proponents and the Duty to Consult

Government encourages both public and private sectors to engage First Nation and Métis communities early in the project development process. Guidance on early engagement related to projects that may trigger government’s duty to consult can be found in the Proponent Handbook: Voluntary Engagement with First Nations and Métis Communities to Inform Government’s Duty to Consult Process.


5. Federal Governments Responsibilities for the Duty to Consult

The duty to consult about decisions or actions that are the responsibility of the federal government is guided by the Government of Canada’s Guidelines for Federal Officials to Fulfil the Legal Duty to Consult.   

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