The Council of Canadians Regina, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Quill Plains chapters have written their provincial Minister of the Environment Scott Moe to express concern that the Saskatchewan Government is violating Treaty 6 by allowing the Prince Albert-based company Sakaw Askiy Management Inc. to clearcut traditional treaty land near Leoville, Saskatchewan.
Yesterday, Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, a co-founder of the Idle No More movement, posted on her Facebook page, "People are asking what they can do [about this situation], here are my suggestions: Call Saskatchewan environment minister and let them know that they are violating Treaty terms and promises by clearcutting on any hunting lands without the consent of Treaty peoples especially now, its happening north of Prince Albert. They've clearcut on my family's hunting lands that have been with us for generations. ...[Also] contact Sakaw Askiy (forestry company) and let them know they are violating Treaty by clearcutting this area. Let them know that you are all watching."