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 - 11:13am

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.

(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 Sask. First Nation $4.5M over 'Riel Resistance' punishment

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 27, 2016 - 2:27pm Updated: December 28, 2016 - 4:27am

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.


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 - 11:55pm Updated: December 16, 2016 - 12:00am

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...

Sask. Premier Brad Wall agrees with the federal government's decision to approve two pipelines.

Sask. premier agrees with federal government decision on pipelines

By Sarah Mills November 30, 2016 - 4:35pm Updated: December 1, 2016 - 6:37am

He doesn't often agree with the current federal government but Premier Brad Wall is thanking it for approving two new pipelines.

Line 3 and Kinder Morgan were given the...

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 9, 2016 - 6:28am

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 - 2:46pm

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 - 12:00am

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 - 4:28pm Updated: August 23, 2016 - 12:25pm

Hateful comments have spread far and wide on social media following the shooting death of a First Nations man near Biggar, Sask.

Coun. Ben Kautz, with the Rural...

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 - 3:34pm Updated: August 12, 2016 - 8:50pm

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 - 9:06am

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...

Saskatoon Tribal Council chief Felix Thomas holds a flyer his organization is handing out to inform First Nations people how they can vote.

STC initiative informs, encourages First Nations to vote in Sask. election

By Lasia Kretzel March 22, 2016 - 12:01pm Updated: March 22, 2016 - 12:01pm

With only two weeks before Saskatchewan voters pick their next provincial government, the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) is making a final push to get First Nations into...

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron at the John Diefenbaker Airport in Saskatoon on Jan. 27, 2016

Tribunal ruling gives First Nations ‘teeth’ to advocate for change

By François Biber/Lasia Kretzel January 27, 2016 - 5:00pm Updated: January 27, 2016 - 5:00pm

A landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal gives aboriginal and Metis Nations more ‘teeth’ when it comes to lobbying the federal government for increased...