FSIN Confused by Mixed Signals from Ottawa

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 13:00



A recent announcement by Health Canada isn’t going over well with officials from the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.


The turmoil stems over Ottawa’s refusal to foot the bill for any more chiropractic treatments for First Nations people.


FSIN vice chief Morley Watson says he can’t believe the federal government is going ahead with the move considering Paul Martin’s recent pledge to help Aboriginal people with their health needs.


Watson adds too many First Nations elders rely on the treatment for Ottawa to consider abandoning it now.


He also says a recent study in Ontario showed the move wouldn’t save the government any money, anyway.