Three Candidates Enter FSIN Vice-Chief Election

Monday, September 22, 2008 at 15:02



An opportunity to make lasting change is why one former First Nations chief says he’s decided to run for political office again.


Bernard Shepherd has officially declared his candidacy in the election for Second Vice-Chief of the FSIN on October 23rd.


Shepherd was the chief of the White Bear First Nation in the early 1990s.


He notes it was at that time that the Bear Claw Casino opened, ushering in a new financial era for First Nations in the province.


Shepherd says, if elected, one of his first priorities will be to re-examine the amount of money taken by government through the current gaming formula.


Shepherd’s rivals are residential school survivors advocate Ted Quewezance and former FSIN vice-chief Delbert Wapass.


No one is challenging incumbent FSIN Fourth Vice-Chief Lyle Whitefish for his position, so he has secured another three-year term in office by acclamation.