Every day this week, we raised some of the issues facing Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan and called on the Sask. Party to act.
This time last year, on National Aboriginal Day, the Sask. Party joined with the Saskatchewan NDP and called on the federal government to eliminate the education funding gap for on-reserve students. Instead of keeping their promise and being ‘vigilant’ with the federal government, the Sask. Party actually cut provincial funding for Indigenous students.
As people across the country celebrate National Aboriginal Day, Nicole Sarauer, the newly-elected Leader of the Official Opposition called on the Sask. Party to stop the harmful cuts that are hurting Indigenous peoples.
On the eve of National Aboriginal Day and two years after the Sask. Party committed to apologize for Saskatchewan’s role in the Sixties Scoop, the NDP is renewing the call for the Sask. Party to finally keep their promise to Indigenous peoples and Sixties Scoop survivors.
With National Aboriginal Day being celebrated across the country this week, the Sask. Party’s callous cuts are moving the province backwards by dismantling crucial Indigenous programs, further undermining the quality of education, and moving us further away from – not closer toward - true reconciliation.
This week, after cutting health regions across the province down to a single centralized one, the Sask. Party announced the new board members who will be responsible for healthcare across Saskatchewan.