FSIN Assembly Promises To Be Worth Watching

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 at 14:06



The spring session of the FSIN legislative assembly is getting underway today in Saskatoon.


Saskatchewan’s First Nations chiefs will meet for two days to discuss topics such as the recent duty to consult roundtable with government and industry, as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that began its work this week.


They are also expected to discuss possible changes to voting protocol after the Ahenakew affair.


Two months ago, chiefs voted to reinstate David Ahenakew as an FSIN senator in a closed door meeting that was supposed to be about finances.


Ahenakew later declined, but some chiefs spoke out against the procedure that was used . . . and Senator Roland Crowe resigned as senate chair over how it was handled.