First Nations Chiefs Urged To Remember Their Place

Friday, February 06, 2009 at 15:09



A First Nations youth says his peers need to realize how much power and control they have to shape their lives.


Colby Tootoosis from the Poundmaker First Nation was attending and speaking at the FSIN youth legislative assembly yesterday in Saskatoon.


He says youth often don’t know that they are in charge . . . not their chiefs.


Tootoosis also says several band leaders don’t realize they’re not the “boss”.


He says being chief means “complete surrender” to what the people, including youth, request.


Tootoosis says youth need to be told they are the “boss” — and adds they want to be in control.


He adds a lot of youth rebellion occurs because youth don’t feel in control.