(Saskatoon, SK, Treaty 6 Territory) – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Institute of The Conference Board of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to work together on the 20th anniversary edition of Saskatchewan and Aboriginal Peoples in the 21st Century: Social, Economic and Political Changes and Challenges.

“The original report published 20-years ago forecasted an emerging First Nations population that would need to be prepared to take its rightful place in Saskatchewan’s economy,” said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. “The anniversary edition of this report will provide an update on the progress made in preparing the young vibrant First Nation population.”

“Once completed, the 20th Anniversary edition will supply insights that strengthen policy across a wide range of education, employment, health, and economic development portfolios,” said Roger Francis, Director of the Saskatchewan Institute. “Organizations throughout Saskatchewan will benefit from its publication.”

The Saskatchewan Institute is a major multi-year initiative of The Conference Board of Canada that focuses on issues relevant to Saskatchewan that also realize impacts to policy and society throughout Canada. The Conference Board of Canada is the nation’s foremost independent, evidence-based applied research organization.

The FSIN represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The Federation is committed to honouring the spirit and intent of the Treaties, as well as the promotion, protection and implementation of the Treaty promises that were made more than a century ago.

View the report here: