Saskatchewan Chiefs Reject Ottawa Summit Plan

Saskatchewan’s First Nations chiefs voted unanimously to reject the plan coming out of the meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders from across Canada. The latest sign of discord came out of the Winter Assembly of the Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations (FSIN), held this past week.
Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix February 16, 2012

Saskatchewan First Nations Communities Receive Internet Upgrades

The Government of Canada has partnered with SaskTel and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) to improve Internet services in 68 Saskatchewan First Nation communities. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada will be investing $11.6 million over 5 years and Sasktel will be contributing technical and other expertise. The project is envisioned to be completed in 2014.

Mikai Sto Foundation Fundraising Gala

The Mikai’ sto Foundation is hosting a Fundraising Gala, focusing on a celebration of First Nations talent on March 16th, 2012 at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel in Lethbridge, Alberta, starting at 5:00 pm. The proceeds and donations for this event are earmarked for building a new Learners Resource Centre on the Kainai/Blood Reserve. Further information can be found from the news release and the advertising rate sheet.

Saskatchewan First Nations Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipients

Several Saskatchewan First Nations residents are being honoured by being one of the first 32 Saskatchewan recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The honourees included:
Chief Tammy Cook-Searson, Lac La Ronge Indian Band – La Ronge
The Honourable Lillian Dyck, Senator – Saskatoon
Elder Betty McKenna, First Nations Leader – Moose Jaw
Assistant Commissioner Russ Mirasty, RCMP “F” Division – Regina