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New chief for FSIN to be elected

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Three people are battling for the position of chief for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations including Second Vice Chief Bobby Cameron. Also seeking the position are Helen Ben of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation and Leo Omani of Wahpeton Dakota First Nation. With Cameron throwing his name into the race, a by-election for the position of Second Vice Chief will be held. Three candidates have also declared for that race, including former FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild of White Bear First Nation, who was forced out of his position in 2011. Challenging Lonechild are Rod Atcheynum of Sweetgrass First Nation and Robert Merasty of Flying Dust First Nation. The elections are scheduled to take place from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29 in Saskatoon. Kimberly Jonathan, who is the current interim FSIN chief, will be acclaimed as First Vice Chief, while incumbent Dutch Lerat will be acclaimed as Third Vice Chief at that time as well.