First Nations Citizenship


First Nations Citizenship


The FSIN Chiefs’ Legislative Assembly has mandated a Chief’s Task Force on Citizenship, supported by the FSIN Treaty Governance Office, to engage with First Nations across Saskatchewan to develop a First Nations Citizenship Framework. The objective is to arrive at a consensus on the principles and guidelines which will be used to develop an agreement in principle based on flexible guidelines for producing a citizenship framework.

First Nations citizens will be invited to provide input through a series of engagement sessions. Representative organizations will be important participants ranging from Tribal Councils, Treaty Regions, unaffiliated (non-treaty status and urban) First Nations and multi-level agency departments.

The Women’s Commission and TGO will lead the technical support, and the Tribal Councils and non-affiliated First Nations will assist the movement of the consultation processes. The completed framework of the project will assist First Nations in Saskatchewan to continue reviewing and developing custom citizenship codes and membership codes that are protected by treaty and international human rights, including both individual and collective First Nation rights. The established citizenship framework will ensure certainty, stability and predictability in funding transfers based on Treaty and programs of general application.