Former Prince Albert police deputy chief Jason Stonechild has taken on a major role with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.

The FSIN announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon that Stonechild has been appointed as executive director of justice and will also oversee the special investigations unit.

Just last week, Stonechild left the Prince Albert police service after 27 years.

In the release, Vice-Chief Dutch Lerat says the organization welcomes his wealth of experience in justice and policing.

Stonechild is a member of Muscowpetung First Nation.

(PHOTO: Jason Stonechild. File photo)