The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nations band is pleased to see a legal dispute come to a close.
The Pasqua First Nation took the Government of Saskatchewan to court after they bypassed an environmental impact assessment as part of a plan to move water away from flooded areas of the Quill Lakes.
Chief Matthew Peigan says a term of the settlement dictates the government must engage with First Nations in a consultation process, which he says is all they really want.
“Pasqua First Nation is always prepared to sit down and try and work a solution out that is best for everyone,” Peigan said. “But not just for Pasqua First Nation but (for) those people impacted, we have to put our minds together.”
Peigan says this suit sets a legal precedent, as any future applications must be known and legally engaged in.
(David Boles CKRM)