The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous (FSIN) was at the Lac La Ronge Indian Band’s Kitsaki Hall Wednesday to hand out winter clothing to people in need.

“This is our way of giving back and helping any way we can, and for all those who can afford it, any acts of kindness it makes a person feel good especially this time of the year,” said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.

FSIN has been making stops across Saskatchewan to give out winter clothing for several years. This year they visited North Battleford, Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, and Yorkton but it was the first year officials visited La Ronge.

La Ronge was the last stop of the trip, and this year was the most successful winter clothing giveaway for the FSIN. They managed to hand out 2000 winter jackets, 2000 gloves, 2000 winter hats and 2000 neck warmers. Cameron said they would have given out 2000 winter boots as well but there was a delivery problem, and they are still coming.

“We will continue doing this and those future leaders that are coming up behind us, I’m sure they’ll carry on the tradition,” explained Cameron. “Acts of kindness go a long way.”

(Photo by David Smith.)