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First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework Review and Revised Policy

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On August 11, 2023, the Ministry of Government Relations announced a revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF) to come into effect in 2024.



1. Consultation Policy Framework Engagement Summary Report

In the summer and fall of 2022, the Government of Saskatchewan engaged with the leadership of First Nation and Métis communities and organizations, industry associations and municipal organizations to discuss the successes, strengths and opportunities to revise the CPF.

The compiled feedback fell within five themes:

  • Preserve land to practice Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
  • Build strong relationships
  • Improve transparency and communications throughout the CPF process
  • Build greater capacity
  • Improve policy, processes and implementation of the CPF

Read the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework Engagement Summary.


2. Revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework

Based on the feedback during the CPF review, the province has made changes to the CPF that continue to support the province's objectives to advance reconciliation, drive economic activity for the benefit of all in Saskatchewan, and build meaningful and productive relationships between First Nation and Métis communities, government and proponents.

Read the revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework.


3. Current Consultation Policy Framework

Implementation of the updated CPF is targeted for January 2024. The current duty to consult policy remains in effect.

The Ministry of Government Relations will develop the information materials to support these policy changes through 2023. All CPF participants will receive notification as the revised policy is implemented.

Note that Ministry of Agriculture Crown land auction sales and lease auctions are being paused through July 2025 to allow for implementation of CPF policy changes.

First Nation communities will continue to be able to purchase agricultural Crown land under their Treaty Land Entitlement and Specific Claims agreements.

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