Prince Albert Plays Host to FSIN Assembly

Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 13:34



For the first time in recent memory, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is holding a legislative assembly in Prince Albert.


The FSIN’s 3-day winter session got underway this morning.


In recent years, the venue for the FSIN’s legislative gatherings has been Saskatoon, but the federation has decided it would be a good idea to move the location of the meetings around the province.


Assembly of First Nations chief Phil Fontaine was scheduled to speak to the chiefs, elders and band councillors in attendance today. However, FSIN chief Alphonse Bird announced earlier today that Fontaine was forced to call off his visit.


Saskatchewan Agriculture minister Clay Serby and Aboriginal Affairs minister Maynard Sonntag are scheduled to speak to delegates tomorrow.


A number of topics are expected to be dealt with at this week’s event — including gaming, health and the firearms registry.