Saskatchewan

Demonstrations expected today in Regina, northwest Sask.

Demonstrations are being planned for several places in Saskatchewan Wednesday, which is being called a national day of action by the Idle No More movement.

Demonstrations are being held in several places in Saskatchewan Wednesday, which is being called a national day of action by the Idle No More movement.

In Regina, a group called the Treaty 4 grassroots movement is holding a "Reconciliation Ride and Walk" with drummers and horseback riders, beginning around noon.

Police said the ride and walk is expected to affect traffic coming from the north into Regina on Highway 11 and Highway 6. Organizers said they would be starting at the north edge of the city and then heading south along Albert St., where they will be met by marchers at 5th Avenue.

From there, the group will head to the Legislative Building. Police will be escorting the riders and diverting traffic.

Meanwhile, another demonstration is being held in the province's northwest on Highway 903.

A group says it will be set up for "road slowdown action" about 20 kilometres south of the Waterhen bridge starting at around 9 a.m. CST.

These are the latest in weeks of demonstrations held around the province since the launch of the Idle No More movement.

The protestors are upset about lack of consultation over Bill C-45, the federal government's omnibus budget bill, which they say contains changes to environmental rules that are detrimental to aboriginal people and treaty rights.

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