SaskPower ‘Defers’ Black Lake First Nation Hydroelectric Project

SaskPower recently announced that it has decided to ‘defer’ a $630 million hydroelectric project that was to be built entirely on First Nation land. In 2013 SaskPower and Black Lake First Nation signed an agreement in principle to work on the project. It has been estimated that the project would have brought $1.3 billion into Black Lake over the project’s 90 year lifespan.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 25, 2017

AFN National Chief On Parliament Resuming: ‘We Want Action And Progress’

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated last week on the resumption of the 42nd session of Parliament that there needs to be a focus from all parties on concrete steps towards building progress. As steps are taken on longer-term work, National Chief Bellegarde called for immediate action to end discrimination in areas where Canada’s own courts are demanding action.