FSIN Chief Urges Native Youth To Dream Big

Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 12:56



Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Lawrence Joseph encouraged young First Nations people attending a gathering in Saskatoon today to talk to one another and lead healthy lives.


He spoke to youth delegates at today’s FSIN Youth Legislative Assembly, which is being held in conjunction with a youth suicide prevention conference.


Joseph told the youth to help each other if anyone ever talks about hurting themselves.


He also told them to never apologize for exercising their treaty rights.


As well, Joseph encouraged the youth to dream big — telling them he believes a future Assembly of First Nations chief could be amongst them, or perhaps even a future Premier or Prime Minister.


Treaty Commissioner Bill McKnight and First Nations and Metis Relations Minister June Draude are among the guest speakers attending today’s event.


The FSIN is holding the gathering to provide a way for First Nations youth to better understand how the FSIN legislative process works.