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First Nations Claim Rights to Saskatchewan's Critical Minerals

The Saskatchewan government has announced a new critical mineral strategy in order to increase the province's share of Canadian mineral exploration spending and double critical minerals being produced by 2030, which includes helium. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) has responded, stating that the strategy infringes on their inherent and treaty rights. The FSIN is calling for resource revenue sharing agreements with the provincial government, similar to those established in Ontario. Saskatchewan's Premier Scott Moe has responded that resource revenue is shared with everyone in the province. However, the FSIN believes more consultation is needed to ensure that First Nations' rights are not infringed upon.

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