FSIN Takes Legislative Assembly to Yorkton

Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 13:53



The chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations expects this week’s legislative assembly in Yorkton to have a distinctly political feel to it.


Alphonse Bird says a looming federal election and a current dialogue with the province are hot issues that some chiefs will likely want to discuss at length.


That discussion might include the contentious issue of enforcing the province’s proposed smoking ban on reserves and whether the government has the authority to do so.


Bird also says resolutions and topics recently pushed forward at a recent FSIN youth assembly are other important issues that need to be addressed.


The assembly began this morning and is scheduled to wrap up on Thursday.