Lonechild Resigns As Chief of FSIN

Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 21:05



After a seven-month battle over the leadership of the FSIN, Guy Lonechild has stepped down as Chief.


He made the announcement yesterday after hours of meeting with Chiefs and other delegates at a special assembly.


Vice-Chief Morley Watson, who is now the interim Chief, gave a prepared statement at the end of the day, to say the resignation was made in mutual agreement and no details would be released.


Lonechild says part of the reason he took the package was for the security of his family.


He says the other reason is because the issue had become too divisive, and he wanted politicians to be able to work on the issues that mattered.


The issue of Lonechild’s leadership began last winter when it was revealed he had an impaired driving conviction.


Since then, some chiefs have been calling for his resignation.


Chiefs tried to remove him by suspending him pending a non-confidence vote, which had been scheduled for today, but that was overturned by a Court of Queen’s Bench judge, who ruled the suspension was invalid.