Political Leaders Converge On FSIN Assembly

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 13:27



The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations’ annual fall legislative assembly got underway in Saskatoon this morning – and delegates are getting ready to hear speeches from the province’s three largest political parties.


NDP leader Lorne Calvert, Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall and Liberal leader David Karwacki are all scheduled to address the chiefs, elders and other delegates in attendance this afternoon.


FSIN Chief Lawrence Joseph told the assembly this morning that it’s important to hear the leaders out, and hopes to hear them talk about taxation, duty-to-consult and revenue-sharing issues.


Joseph says he wants to hear they will work with First Nations people, because he says Aboriginal people aren’t going to sit back while others get rich off resources in First Nations’ territories.


The provincial election is exactly two weeks away.