FSIN wants invitation to revenue sharing table

FSIN orders new election after appeal by failed candidate for first vice chief allowed by tribunal. File / Global News

SASKATOON – The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations wants a share of the provincial revenue sharing pie.

This comes on the heels of the Saskatchewan government announcing it would hand out 264 million dollars to urban, rural and northern municipalities, a significant increase from the last time around.

FSIN Chief Perry Bellegarde says First Nations want and need a similar revenue stream and to treat them differently is unacceptable.

He says in addition to the lands and resource wealth, First Nations people pay the provincial sales tax too.

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