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Elbow, Sask. Mayor Rob Hundeby (left) and FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron (right) signed a reconciliatory memorandum of understanding on April 25, 2017.

'I was wrong:' Sask. mayor apologizes for racial prejudices

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 25, 2017 - 7:35pm Updated: April 26, 2017 - 6:37am

The mayor of Elbow, Sask., is apologizing for how he thought of indigenous people in the past and hoping to make it right.   Rob Hundeby was in Saskatoon Tuesday afternoon to...

Colten Boushie’s mother, Debbie Baptiste, cries as she receives a blanket during a special ceremony at TCU Place on April 11, 2017.

'I forgive:' Boushie family honoured at Sask. conference

By Brent Bosker April 11, 2017 - 3:29pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 3:30pm

A member of Colten Boushie's family offered forgiveness to the man accused in the 22-year-old's death on a farmyard last summer.

Colten's uncle, Alvin Baptiste spoke at...

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron told reporters on March 23, 2017 he's disappointed over cuts to post-secondary education impacting SIIT.

'They are impacted big time': First Nations respond to cuts in provincial budget

By Brent Bosker March 23, 2017 - 2:40pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 2:45pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says its communities will feel the impact of cuts in the provincial budget.   The FSIN expressed disappointment over operational...

Robert Merasty, vice-chief in charge of health with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, says the road ahead will be a challenge.

Sask. First Nations leader blasts plans for provincial health authority

By 650 CKOM January 6, 2017 - 11:13am Updated: January 6, 2017 - 11:21am

Saskatchewan's First Nations leadership is concerned a new, single provincial health authority will leave indigenous people with even less control over their health care.

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(From left to right) Legal Counsel Ron Maurice, Beardy's and Okemasis Chief Rick Gamble and FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron announced a $4.5 million award to Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation on Dec. 27, 2016.

Federal government ordered to pay $4.5M to north Sask. First Nation over 'Riel Resistance' punishment

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 27, 2016 - 2:27pm Updated: December 27, 2016 - 2:30pm

Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation in northern Saskatchewan has been awarded $4.5 million after a 17-year fight for compensation stemming from the 1885 Riel Resistance.

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FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron (left), FSIN Vice-Chief Heather Bear (center), President of FNUniv of Canada Dr. Mark Dockstator (right) at the soup kitchen at Souls Harbour in Regina.

FSIN providing meat for those in need in Sask. this Christmas

By Kevin Martel December 15, 2016 - 11:54pm Updated: December 15, 2016 - 11:55pm

It's not exactly the easiest thing to put a bow on, but giving the gift of a full stomach is something the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is striving for...

Grand Chief Ron Michel of the Prince Albert Grand Council put out a call for youth to attend a special event in Prince Albert Dec. 5-6 to gather input on an ongoing crisis in Northern Saskatchewan.

Chiefs call for youth input on Northern suicide crisis

By 650 CKOM November 8, 2016 - 2:35pm Updated: November 8, 2016 - 2:45pm

First Nations leadership is asking young people to tell them how to deal with a youth suicide crisis in Northern Saskatchewan.   Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of...

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois speaks about a rash of youth suicides in Northern Saskatchewan at a press conference in Saskatoon on Oct. 21, 2016.

NDP, FSIN call for action on northern suicide crisis

By Bryn Levy October 21, 2016 - 2:46pm Updated: October 21, 2016 - 3:00pm

The NDP is joining calls from the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) for more investment in mental health services.   Charlie Angus, the party's federal...

Saskatoon's mayoral candidates tackled indigenous issues at the FSIN forum on Oct. 19, 2016.

FSIN forum asks mayoral candidates where they stand on key FN funding issues

By Chris Vandenbreekel October 20, 2016 - 12:00am Updated: October 20, 2016 - 12:15am

Where do Saskatoon's mayoral candidates stand on increasing PST revenue sharing and reducing indigenous gaming revenues going to the province?

Those were the pointed...

A special assembly was held by the FSIN at the FNUniv in Regina. Aug 22, 2016

Racism hot topic at FSIN special assembly

By Sarah Mills August 22, 2016 - 4:25pm Updated: August 23, 2016 - 8:45pm

A lot of hate has been spread on social media in the aftermath of the shooting death of Colten Boushie.

Rural Municipality of Browning councilor, Ben Kautz, posted a...

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron is criticizing the RCMP over information released to the media in the wake of a shooting near Biggar, Sask. on Aug. 9.

FSIN blasts RCMP over release about shooting

By 650 CKOM August 12, 2016 - 3:36pm Updated: August 12, 2016 - 8:46pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is criticizing the RCMP's handling of information in the shooting death of Colten Boushie.   Boushie, 22, was shot and...

The grand entrance of the FSIN spring assembly in North Battleford on May 25, 2016.

'It's a message': FSIN votes to change name

By battlefordsNOW staff May 26, 2016 - 9:06am Updated: May 26, 2016 - 9:24am

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations has voted to change its name after five decades.

While the abbreviation will remain the same, it will now be known as the...

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