The Convention Act defines membership in the Legislative Assembly as the First Nations in Saskatchewan who are signatories to the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Convention. Each member of the Legislative Assembly has one vote. The only exception is for the purposes of the Executive elections whereby a voting formula is implemented as set out in the FSIN Election Act.
The Convention Act specifies that three sessions of the Legislative Assembly are held annually: fall, winter, and spring. Special sessions are held as required. The Assembly deals with a variety of issues of mutual concern to the member First Nations. The Legislative Assembly is entrusted with legislative powers including; the passing of laws, ordinances, statues, regulations and codes, and the supervision of the activities of the Executive power.
The Legislative Assembly objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:
promote the protection and implementation of Treaty Rights
consultation with member First Nations on issues of mutual concern
determine action plans for resolution of issues
develop and ratify policy documents
develop and ratify First Nation legislation
development and supervision of institutions to implement its power
establishment of boards/commissions which have their powers and functions set out in legislation
determine the number and powers of the Executive
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