Joseph Wins Top Spot At FSIN Elections

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 17:17



The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations has welcomed a new chief.


Lawrence Joseph will now take the reins at the organization after beating incumbent Alphonse Bird by a vote count of 465 to 348 on a second ballot.


It marks the first time in FSIN history that a sitting chief has lost his bid for a second term in office.


Incumbent First Vice-Chief Morley Watson was re-elected by a wide margin on the first ballot.


The race for Third Vice-Chief was won by Glen Pratt. He defeated Wayne Ahenakew 428 to 382 on the second ballot.


Lyle Whitefish claimed the Office of Fourth Vice-Chief after fellow candidate Ted Quewezance conceded the victory after a third ballot.