Treaty 8 Grand Chief ‘insulted’ by idea of land being sold without consultation
EDMONTON—Grand Chief Arthur Noskey said the First Nations people of Treaty 8 are “insulted” by United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney’s suggestion that land in their territory could be sold off to farmers without any consideration or consultation.
“When we signed treaty with the Queen, it said our hunting, our fishing, our trapping, living off the land would remain as if we never entered treaty. Every time there are land sales or when it comes to the oil and gas industry or farming, there needs to be a consultation process,” said Noskey, speaking to media in the rotunda of the Alberta Legislature on Thursday. Edward Downey is charged with first-degree murder.
Edward Downey is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2016 deaths of Sara Baillie and her five-year-old child, Taliyah Marsman, and has pleaded not guilty to both counts.