Joseph Hopes To Stay On As FSIN Chief

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 at 09:49



The chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is campaigning to keep his job.


Lawrence Joseph announced Tuesday morning that he is seeking re-election.


Joseph believes he has lots of experience that is valuable to the job.


He says if re-elected, he would focus on the lack of quality housing on First Nations.


“The housing crisis that exists, both on- and off-reserve — single parents paying $1,500 a month to try and have a job and also raise a family — is nothing short of criminal,” Joseph says.


Joseph says getting the federation’s finances in order is one of his main achievements of the past three years.


Prior to being chief, Joseph served four terms as a vice-chief.


He will face three opponents in the FSIN’s fall election: Chief Reg Bellerose from the Muskowekan First Nation, Guy Lonechild, a former FSIN vice-chief, and Sheldon Wuttunee, chief of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation.