Chiefs Vote Down Political Campaign Motion

Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 13:18



A resolution that would have allowed chiefs in the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations to enter politics without having to relinquish their titles was defeated in Prince Albert yesterday.


The proposal came on Day One of the FSIN’s winter legislative assembly.


Chief Harry Cook of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band was one of the most vocal critics of the proposal, saying any chief truly interested in becoming an MLA or MP should know they can’t keep their status as chief just in case the vote doesn’t go in their favour.


The motion was proposed by Chief Guy Lariviere of the Canoe Lake First Nation.