FSIN calling for a bigger role for First Nations child welfare

Dec 11, 2019 | 3:28pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is telling Ottawa to start funding the legislation it passed to hand First Nations child welfare over to First Nations. Chief Bobby Cameron says Indigenous leaders were thrilled when bill C-92 was adopted last summer but they have their own enabling legislation ready to be implemented but it needs […]

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation declares state of emergency following recent suicides

Nov 23, 2019 | 6:28am

A ten year old girl on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation committed suicide on Thursday, the third suicide in recent weeks. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the province are sending condolences to the community which has declared a state of emergency after a rash of suicides and attempts. There have been seven suicides […]

Call to Improve Indigenous Graduation Rates

Nov 1, 2019 | 1:30pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation are alarmed that the graduation rates for First Nations students remains significantly lower than that of non-First Nations students. Data from Saskatchewan Education shows that the 2019 three-year graduation rate for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students dropped to 43.4 per cent from 44.5 […]

FSIN receives complaints after Cree woman asked not to speak her language in school

Oct 21, 2019 | 8:30am

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations wants to see school boards, administrations and teachers across Saskatchewan increase and encourage the use of First Nations languages in schools. This comes after the federation learned that a Cree woman was allegedly asked by a school principal to not speak her language at the school. Since receiving the […]

FSIN reminding First Nations people in Saskatchewan to get out and vote

Oct 20, 2019 | 12:00pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is hoping to see a high turnout of First Nations people heading to the polls on Monday for the federal election. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron talked about how First Nations voices need to be heard, and this federal election grants that opportunity. He said there are several issues First Nations […]

Goodale responds to Fond-du-Lac airport application situation

Aug 23, 2019 | 3:17pm

A back and forth situation has developed following a denied application seeking funds to renovate an air strip near Fond-du-Lac. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) has requested funding after a plane crash in December 2017 killed one person. An application had been sent in to the provincial government, but later they found out […]

Fond-du-Lac airport still seeking funding nearly two years after deadly plane crash

Aug 22, 2019 | 3:59pm

After a deadly plane crash almost two years ago near Fond-du-Lac, the community is still looking for funding to improve their runway. The FSIN is calling out the province for the lack of funds, saying while Fond-du-Lac’s funding application was denied, Moose Jaw airport’s application was late and still approved. Fond-du-Lac Dene Chief Louie Mercredi […]

Country Thunder responds to calls for comedians “Williams and Ree” to be dismissed

Jul 17, 2019 | 2:02pm

Complaints lodged against the comedy act of Williams and Ree are being looked at by Country Thunder organizers. FSIN is calling on the country music festival to remove the pair after some racist comments during the show at Craven last week. In a statement, Country Thunder GM Kim Blevins says it is a concern they […]

FSIN requests Country Thunder organizers to ban Williams and Ree from future events

Jul 16, 2019 | 8:00am

Williams and Ree are under the spotlight after material they used this past weekend at Country Thunder Music Festival in Craven. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is requesting the festival’s organizers to banish the comedians from any future events following complaints of racist material used at this year’s event. The complaint was made when the […]