First Nations Policy
First Nations policy from the 2007
- Share resource revenues with Aboriginal communities so as to finance development within First Nation communities.
- Allow no new resource development on disputed lands until land claims are settled.
- Increase support for First Nation language teaching and retention through the development of a teaching and retention resource centre.
- Promote aboriginal culture, language and history as a fundamental source of Saskatchewan identity.
- Implement targeted programs to help prevent and treat Type II diabetes.
- Improve transportation access for northern reserves to aid in access to health care.
- Set up task forces to address the treatment of aboriginals in the Canadian justice system and to investigate and address the disappearance of aboriginal women.
First Nations Resolutions 1998-2011:
Be it Resolved that a Green Party of Saskatchewan government, in co-operation with First Nations governments, will promote
treaty education at all levels of our formal education system as well as through public information efforts.
2004.9 See Treaties with First Nations as basis for cooperation and mutual respect
Be it resolved that a Green Party of Saskatchewan government will regard historic treaties made with First Nations as a bridge from the past to the future, knowing that all Saskatchewan citizens are the beneficiaries of these treaties and the quality of our common future depends on co-operation and mutual respect.
2003.11 Sharing of resource -based revenues with First Nations citizens
BE IT RESOLVED that a Green Party of Saskatchewan Government, recognizing the heritage and riches gained for all Saskatchewan people by the good stewardship of the earth practised by First Nations peoples for thousands of years, will commit to applying a portion of all resource development revenues obtained by the government of Saskatchewan, to Community Development programs determined by First Nations communities under a
Quality Saskatchewan program,
and furthermore, that this portion of resource revenues committed to Community Development Programs will be the same as First Nations people are within the whole Saskatchewan population.
2003.12 Support for letter and spirit of treaties with First Nations Peoples
BE IT RESOLVED that in the interests of creating a more just society, the Green Party of Saskatchewan declares its belief that the full letter and spirit of Treaties signed between the Crown and First Nations in the past be respected and fulfilled by present governments at all levels.
2003.13 Support good faith and timely settlements of outstanding land claims from Treaties with First Nations People
BE IT RESOLVED that in the interests of creating a more just society, when the Treaty Land Claims Commission process finds that treaty obligations have not been fulfilled or that the fiduciary responsibilities of the Government of Canada have been violated, that redress and compensation be negotiated with First Nations in absolute good faith and in a timely manner by current Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments.
2003.18 Dialogue with First Nations and Metis on variety of issues
BE IT RESOLVED that a Green Party of Saskatchewan Government will immediately begin a dialogue with existing Aboriginal and Metis organizations in order to explore and address the issues associated with inherent First Nations and Metis rights, including rights to land and resources, as well as discussing urban and taxation issues.
Platform 2003: First Nations
A Green Party of Saskatchewan government will immediately begin a dialogue with existing Aboriginal and Metis organizations in order to explore and address the issues associated with inherent First Nations and Metis rights, including rights to land and resources, as well as discussing urban and taxation issues.
Sharing Resource Revenues with First Nations Communities
A Green Party of Saskatchewan government will commit to applying a fair portion of all resource development revenues obtained by the government of Saskatchewan to Community Development programs determined by First Nations communities to ensure that all Saskatchewan people benefit from
Quality Saskatchewan and
Community Development Tax Return programs.