Lonechild to Serve As Interim FSIN Chief

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 14:39



For the first time in the history of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, all but one member of the FSIN’s executive will be running in next month’s federation elections, leaving vice-chief Guy Lonechild in charge for the month of October.


Lonechild says he is honored to take over as interim chief at the FSIN, adding he is excited and optimistic that he can do it alone.


Lonechild says because almost the entire executive is running for office — and three members are running against each other — he admits there is a sense of awkwardness at FSIN headquarters leading up to election time.


FSIN chief Alphonse Bird is trying to seek another term in office, but will have to beat out federation vice-chiefs Lawrence Joseph and Delbert Wapass to do so.