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Treaty Commissioner Hoping Reserves Witness Talks PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:22

Treaty Commissioner Hoping Reserves Witness Talks

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 at 13:04

 

 

Saskatchewan's treaty commissioner says he would like to take his office on the road.

 

Bill McKnight told the chiefs in attendance at the FSIN's special legislative assembly in Saskatoon this morning that he wants to visit First Nations in the province to share his ideas for the future.

 

McKnight says he wants First Nations to be given the opportunity to observe treaty table meetings in order to help determine what needs to happen next related to treaty discussions.

 

The chiefs passed a resolution calling on the federation to extend the mandate of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner to 2016.

 

The current mandate is due to expire in 2011.

 
Missing Scholarship Fund At FNUC Prompts Probe PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:22

Missing Scholarship Fund At FNUC Prompts Probe

Monday, March 08, 2010 at 16:03

 

 

The Saskatchewan government says it wants to investigate what happened to a scholarship fund at the First Nations University of Canada.

 

Officials say close to 390 thousand dollars were in the fund a year ago, but less than 15 thousand of that is currently left.

 

The provincial and federal governments have cut more than 12 million dollars in funding from the university over concerns of financial mismanagement.

 

Meantime the chief operating officer for the FNUC says it's a case of cash management.

 

Del Anaquod says the fund was apparently used by the previous administration for general operating costs during times of low cash flow.

 

He adds that all funds for scholarships and research grants should be in a separate account.

 

FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild believes there is support among the chiefs in assembly for a resolution that will be put forth tomorrow regarding the First Nations University of Canada.

 

He says there have been many consultations with First Nations and tribal councils over the past week, up to and including last night.

 

Lonechild says if passed, Dr. Manley Bigay's report on governance would be ratified and implemented.

 

 
Seminoles Confirm Interest In Domed Stadium Idea PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:22

Seminoles Confirm Interest In Domed Stadium Idea

Monday, March 08, 2010 at 15:49

 

 

It appears plans to have a Florida-based tribe bankrolling the construction of a new stadium in Regina may not be dead after all.

 

Reports surfaced last week that a group of 10 First Nations in the province had secured a deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to construct a $1.2 billion dollar for the Saskatchewan Roughriders to play in.

 

The idea was showered with cold water on Friday, though, when a spokesman for the band said no such deal was in place.

 

However, later on Friday, the president of the Seminole Tribe's business development arm told the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix that a memorandum of understanding is actually in place.

 

Richard Bowers said there was some confusion about the idea, but he said Regina has a strong potential market to do business in.

 

Meantime, the spokesman who refuted the report on Friday continues to stick to his guns.

 

Gary Bitner says, as far as he knows, there is no actual commitment in place.

 

He also says it would take the tribal council to commit the tribe to anything.

 
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