The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations recent decision to reinstate Vice-Chief Kimberley Jonathon is just one of the agenda items that will be discussed at the organization’s spring legislative assembly on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation today.
Citing an electronic ballot counting machine error, an appeal tribunal had ruled Jonathan’s 2012 election invalid and called for a new by-election.
The FSIN Lands and Resources Commission is expected to talk about two contentious pieces of legislation today.
Bill C-38 and C-45 are both on the agenda.
The two bills helped set off the Idle No More movement with their proposed changes to Canada s environmental guidelines.
Industry groups say the changes will cut through a lot of red tape, while opponents say they will drastically change the level of First Nations’ authority over their traditional lands.
Other agenda items include resolutions regarding the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation’s plan to build a women’s and children’s safe shelter, and fisheries issues concerning the Cumberland House Cree Nation.
The two-day assembly wraps up tomorrow.