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FSIN delays decision on funding for organization

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Compiled by Shari Narine







The Federation of
Saskatchewan Indian Nations has delayed its decision to deal with funding of
the organization. The issue was debated and a number of options put forward at
the Winter Legislative Assembly, but a decision put off. FSIN has experienced
nearly $2 million in funding cuts in the past two years. Among the options
discussed were to use contributions from Saskatchewan’s First Nations, using
casino profits from the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority or diving into the
FSIN treaty protection fund. “There will always be an FSIN, but its structure
and shape will evolve,” said FSIN Chief Perry Bellegarde. The issue will be
discussed again at a special chiefs assembly in March.