Unexpected Passing of SIIT President October 16, 2012
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we make this announcement. Randell Morris, the President of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, unexpectedly passed away today.
FSIN Executive Communique October 12, 2012AFN Special Chiefs Assembly on Education
In response to Minister Duncan's statements made during the AFN Special Chief's Assembly on Education about the state of First Nations Education funding in Saskatchewan Vice Chief Simon Bird made the following release to the media on October 9, 2012:
Vice-Chief Simon Bird extends an invitation to Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan to Saskatchewan to observe for himself the real situation of First Nations elementary and secondary education.
FSIN Invites INAC Minister on Fact Finding Mission
For Immediate Release: October 9, 2012
(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Vice-Chief Simon Bird extends an invitation to Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan to Saskatchewan to observe for himself the real situation of First Nations elementary and secondary education. It is extremely disappointing that the Federal Government would attempt to poke us in the eye by issuing such fairy tales about First Nations Education funding.
Parties To Historic Land Claim Agreement To Recognize Accomplishments
For Immediate Release: September 25, 2012
(Saskatoon, SK) Representatives from the First Nation, federal and provincial governments that signed an historic land claim agreement 20 years ago at Wanuskewin are ready to commemorate the event with a review of accomplishments.
Candidates Declared For FSIN Election
For Immediate Release: September 24, 2012
CANDIDATES DECLARED FOR FSIN ELECTION
(Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation`s Credentials Committee is pleased to announce the names of the candidates running for the Office of the Chief and the Office of the First Vice Chief. The FSIN Credentials Committee received only one declaration for the Office of the Third Vice Chief. FSIN Second Vice Chief Bobby Cameron will assume the duties of Acting Chief during the campaign period.
FSIN Communique September 21, 2012The Trading Place Conference
The Trading Place Conference is just around the corner and it's an event that our First Nation communities can greatly benefit from. We have bought together some of the best business minds and successful entrepreneurs in Canada and the USA. We take a look at the issue of iGaming and discuss how this can impact not only our land Casino's but the important issue of Jurisdiction over Gaming.
Independent Assessment Process (IAP)
Indian Residential School survivors only need to fill out Sections (1) (2) and (8) and the envelope be post marked no later than September 19, 2012.
Section 1. Personal Information
• Name, address, status number, contact information.
Section 2. Indian Residential School identification
• Name of Indian Residential School, months and years of attendance.
Section 8. Declaration
• A confirmation the application is true. The declaration requires a witness.
The remaining Sections can be filled out at a later date with the help of a lawyer once the former student retains legal counsel.
FSIN Indian Residential School technician, Jaye Cameron, will be available to answer questions at 306.956.1022
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and Advocate for Children and Youth September 18, 2012
Traditional territory of Treaty No.6 (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – A Letter of Understanding (LOU) was signed today between the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth. This new partnership signifies a foundation that will build on mutual respect and trust to address issues specific to First Nations children and youth receiving child welfare, health, education and justice services within Saskatchewan.
FSIN Executive Communique September 7, 2012Vice Chief Bird Continues to Pressure INAC on Education Issues
The federal budget this spring announced $275 million in new investments for First Nations education across Canada. Not a penny has been seen to date nor has a process been identified for distribution.
The FSIN Will Overcome Funding Cuts
THE FSIN WILL OVERCOME FUNDING CUTS
(Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations remains optimistic about the future despite learning there will be a reduction in federal core funding from $1.6 M to $500,000 in the 2014-15 fiscal year. The core funding supports the FSIN Finance Department, Legislative Assemblies, Communications, Treasury Board, and the political offices of the Chief and Vice Chiefs. To watch today’s media conference visit our website www.fsin.com
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