FSIN Executive Communique March 23, 2012Provincial Budget
First Nations comprise 16 percent of the Saskatchewan population but represent the largest gap in employment rates between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults in all of Canada.
The FSIN Calls On Premier Wall To Help Pressure Ottawa March 23, 2012(Saskatoon, SK) Vice Chief Simon Bird welcomes and appreciates Premier Brad Wall's support for equitable funding for First Nations schools. Continued pressure on the federal government by the province on this important issue will be required to ensure a break through on comparable funding.
Interim Chief Watson Appalled By Lack Of Action On First Nation Issues In Provincial Budget March 22, 2012(Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) is disappointed that the provincial budget did little to address critical issues facing First Nations in the province.
Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation Makes Kraft Hockeyville Top 5
March 18, 2012
The ONLY FIRST NATION IN CANADA to qualify!!!
The Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation has been named to the Top 5 and is set to be named Canada’s next Kraft Hockeyville! We’re the only Aboriginal community across Canada to qualify in the competition to bring a pre-season NHL hockey game and $100,000 in arena upgrades to our community—and we NEED you to be a part of that excitement!
First Nations Continue Call For Comparable Education Funding(Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is pleased that both Premier Brad Wall and Education Minister Donna Harpauer publicly support the statements that First Nations have been making for many years.
FSIN Executive Communique March 9, 2012
Creation of New Provincial Parks in Saskatchewan
One of the most important issues to note in the proposed park development will be the identification of First Nations Sacred Sites. There must be the proper steps taken to ensure that all Sacred Sites are identified and protected from desecration by people who frequent the park.
FSIN Executive Communique February 24, 2012
Action Plan on Education in the Context of Treaty (APECT)
The APECT project is gathering information on what communities and leaders think a First Nations Education structure could look like. During March 2012 feedback will be collected at regional meetings with high level Education stakeholders, to finalize the development of the APECT Model.
FSIN Executive Communique February 10, 2012Provincial Government's Environmental Code
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) is continuing to move the regulatory process forward through a Saskatchewan Environmental Code (the Code). There has been no formal consultation and accommodation process established for First Nations.
Report on Priority Actions in View of Improving First Nations Education
This report was developed by FSIN, FNEC & NAN to address issues the original mandate of National Education Panel would not address. The two key points being recognizing First Nations Jurisdiction and proper funding of First Nations schools.
FSIN Executive Communique January 27, 2012Teacher Salary Increases
INAC has announced the new Band School Teacher Salary Funding in response to the new provincial teacher salary increases. The First Nation Directors of Education are concerned that the increase put forward by INAC is approximately one third of the funds needed to match the provincial teacher salary increases, never mind covering any retroactive pay.
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