Metis Nation-Saskatchewan President Robert Doucette and Vice President Gerald Morin met with federal officials in late September to talk about funding for the organization. In October 2014, the federal government stopped funding the organization due to infighting that made it impossible for the MN-S to meet its constitutional obligations to hold two assemblies each year. Even numerous court proceedings have not resolved the issues. Doucette and Morin are key players in the two disputing factions. Doucette is hoping to get at least enough funding to keep the office open. At the general assembly held Sept. 28, attended by 68 signatories, Dec. 11 and 12 were set as the tentative dates for a Metis Nation Legislative Assembly.