FSIN Uneasy About Truth Commission Reshuffling

Thursday, October 09, 2008 at 16:06



A vice-chief with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says he wishes the doors were more open at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


Lyle Whitefish notes very few of the people appointed to the commission are from western Canada, despite the high number of survivors who hail from this region of the country.


This week, the group’s head commissioner, Harry LaForme, made headlines when he terminated the employment of Bob Watts, a former official at the Assembly of First Nations.


His replacement is Aideen Nabigon, who has worked on behalf of the federal government.


Whitefish says he’s not sure who’s calling the shots.


He also says it’s hard to know how the commission will carry out the hearings once they begin.