Aboriginal Youth Rub Shoulders With FSIN Leaders

Monday, February 05, 2007 at 14:49



Over 150 First Nations high school students are in Regina for a three-day youth legislative assembly hosted by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.


The youth are meeting with FSIN brass to get an idea about how the federation operates, and to share their priorities with First Nations leaders.


The conference features a number of workshops that provide an overview of the activities associated with the FSIN’s portfolio areas.


FSIN vice-chief Lyle Whitefish says the event is designed to encourage First Nations youth to look at politics as a potential career.


Yesterday, former Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller told the delegates about how she turned a personal confrontation with a Canadian soldier during the Oka Crisis into an appearance at the Olympics.