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Feb 2, 2014
Dr. Lawrence Joseph was not surprised when he received news of the job cuts within the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN).
“It’s been in the wind ever since I was chief, they’ve been talking about provincial and territorial organizations being on the chopping block as far as their relationship with the Federal Government,” Joseph said.
FSIN Chief Perry Bellegarde announced Wednesday night that 90 per cent of the work force would be cut, in response to two years of federal funding cuts totaling around $2 million. The layoffs will take effect at the end of March.
“My heart goes out to those people who received pink slips, but I must say nothing is forever, including people who are staff members for a long time,” Joseph said.