Federal government launches forensic audit of Saskatchewan First Nations group

Federal government launches forensic audit of Saskatchewan First Nations group

Mar 19, 2024 | 1:01pm
Indigenous Services Canada says it plans to launch a forensic audit of an organization representing 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The department said in a statement Tuesday it is aware of allegations against the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and is reviewing them.  “The department takes allegations and complaints regarding the misuse of public funds […]
FSIN concerned about Government’s reduction changes

FSIN concerned about Government’s reduction changes

Jan 27, 2024 | 11:24am
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is endorsing the appeal made by Provincial Health Care professionals urging the Government of Saskatchewan to reconsider recent modifications to harm reduction services. Earlier this month, the province announced it would cease to support programs providing a safe supply of pipes to inhale drugs. This call, supported by […]

Chiefs respond to Sask. RCMP’s preliminary timeline of mass stabbings

Apr 27, 2023 | 3:03pm

The Chiefs of the James Smith Cree Nation, Peter Chapman and Chakastaypasin have all responded to the RCMP’s release of the preliminary timeline of the mass stabbings that left 11 people dead and another 18 injured. James Smith Cree Nation Chief Wally Burns thanked the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit for providing the preliminary timeline […]

Mounties give update on deadly stabbing rampage in Saskatchewan

Apr 27, 2023 | 11:59am

Mounties say the man accused of a deadly mass stabbing in Saskatchewan last year was selling drugs and causing havoc in the days before he drove throughout the First Nation and attacked and killed multiple people. Mounties were releasing details Thursday about what happened on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby village […]

The Latest on what RCMP say happened in the mass killing on James Smith Cree Nation

Apr 27, 2023 | 11:32am

The RCMP are releasing details on a stabbing rampage last year in Saskatchewan. Eleven people were killed and 17 were injured on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby village of Weldon on Sept. 4, 2022. Mounties have said Myles Sanderson, who later died in police custody, carried out the attacks. Here are […]

“Saskatchewan First Act” Passes Final Reading

Mar 16, 2023 | 10:19am

The Saskatchewan First Act is now on its way to the Lieutenant Governor for royal ascent. The act is meant to assert provincial jurisdiction over various aspects of the economy, environment and law, that is usually under the juristiction of the federal government. First Nations groups like the FSIN and the Metis Nation Saskatchewan are […]

FSIN Calling For an Indigenous RCMP Commissioner

Feb 17, 2023 | 8:47am

With the announcement that RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki is stepping down, the FSIN is calling for an indigenous person to be the new commissioner. The FSIN points out there are few first nations people in the RCMP, and none at the executive level. That includes the RCMP officer in charge of over seeing policing on […]

FSIN Calls for US Hockey Coach to be Fired

Jan 31, 2023 | 10:50am

The FSIN is calling on Harvard University to fire its women’s hockey coach, for making racist comments. “Racism has no place in our society or locker rooms. A place where we entrusted our First Nations young women would be free from abuse and racism. This abuse should not be tolerated by any University, especially a […]