Quewezance Says Reserves Need More Help From FSIN

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 15:11



One of the three candidates running in next month’s FSIN second vice-chief election says the federation needs to do more to help individual First Nations benefit from Saskatchewan’s economic boom.


According to Ted Quewezance, First Nations communities need to receive some assistance from the FSIN in order to capitalize on the opportunities that are available in the potash, uranium, diamond, and oil and gas sectors.


Quewezance is the former chief of the Keeseekoose First Nation.


He has also served as executive director of the FSIN — and he has worked on the Indian residential schools file for more than 25 years.


Delbert Wapass and Bernard Shepherd are the other two candidates in the race.


The election will be held October 23rd at TCU Place in Saskatoon.