Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework Engagement

Picture of a heard of elk swimming at Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park

The Government of Saskatchewan is asking for feedback from leadership of First Nation and Métis communities and organizations, industry, municipal organizations and members of the public on the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF).

Top

1. Background

Released in 2010, the 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.

The CPF includes the roles and responsibilities of the Government of Saskatchewan, First Nation and rights-bearing Métis communities, proponents and other levels of government when there is a Duty to Consult. The overall goal is to facilitate mutually beneficial relationships among the Government of Saskatchewan, First Nations, Métis and industry that contribute to a growing provincial economy.

Both public and private sectors are encouraged to engage First Nation and Métis communities early in their 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.

Top

2. Engagement Process

The First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework engagement process is organized into two groups:

  • Leadership from participating communities and organizations
  • The general public

The information shared by these two groups will allow the Government of Saskatchewan to gain a better understanding of the strengths and opportunities for improvement with the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework.

Government officials will review the feedback shared and gathered during this engagement process. This analysis will identify common themes, which in turn will inform future revisions to the CPF.

Leadership from Participating Communities and Organizations

The Government of Saskatchewan is directly engaging with leadership of First Nation and Métis communities and organizations, as well as industry and municipal organizations, as these groups interact most closely with the CPF.

Leadership have been contacted and invited by the Government of Saskatchewan to share their feedback by either:

  1. Attending an in-person or virtual engagement session;
  2. Completing an anonymous online survey; or
  3. Submitting written comments.

General Public

The general public can provide their feedback about the CPF by completing an anonymous online survey or by submitting written comments. Both processes are described more fully in the next section.

Top

3. Public Feedback Opportunities

The general public can provide their feedback about the CPF through an anonymous online survey or by submitting written comments.

Online Survey

Participation in this five to 10 minute anonymous survey is voluntary; you can leave the survey at any time.

Public Feedback About the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework

The survey will close on October 21, 2022.

Written Comments

Members of the general public who wish to provide a written submission about the CPF can do so until October 21, 2022.

Your submission should include the following information:

  • Your name and town or city of residence.
  • Your thoughts about the CPF’s effectiveness in achieving the over-arching goal to “facilitate mutually beneficial relationships among the Government of Saskatchewan, First Nations, Métis and industry that contribute to a growing provincial economy”.
  • Your experience using the CPF and any feedback arising from that experience (if applicable).
  • Any other comments you may wish to share about the CPF.

You can email your written submission to CPFengagement@gov.sk.ca or mail it to:

Attention: Aboriginal Consultation Unit
Lands and Consultation Branch
Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
410 1855 Victoria Avenue
REGINA SK S4P 3T2

Top

4. For More Information

For more information about the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework engagement process, please contact:

Aboriginal Consultation Unit
Lands and Consultation Branch
Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
410 1855 Victoria Avenue
REGINA SK S4P 3T2

Email:
CPFengagement@gov.sk.ca

Phone:
Toll-free: 1-877-879-7099
Regina: 306-787-5722

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve