Manitoba, Fisher River Cree First Nation Sign Consultation Agreement

Province of ManitobaAboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson and Fisher River Cree Nation Chief David Crate signed an agreement Wednesday between the Manitoba government and the first nation that will see “meaningful consultation” on Crown land use within their traditional territory.

“We recognize and thank Chief David Crate and the Fisher River Cree Nation leadership for their thorough and thoughtful approach to working with us to develop mutually beneficial consultation processes,” said Robinson.  “This agreement improves on the existing process and could serve as a model for agreements with other First Nations in Manitoba.”

The new agreement sets out clear rules, in accordance with current laws, that must be followed when development of any kind by the province is proposed in the Fisher River Cree Nation.

— Staff

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