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Poundmaker Cree Nation says it is pulling out of FSIN to go independent – battlefordsNOW

Oct 12, 2022

Poundmaker Cree Nation issued a news release Wednesday saying it is withdrawing its membership from the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), which represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan.

The statement said the Cree Nation believes the FSIN has “lost its vision to preserving and protecting treaty rights.”

Chief Duane Antoine told battlefordsNOW the First Nation is concerned the FSIN may be involved in too many other initiatives and losing its focus.

“The FSIN was established for treaty protection,” he said. “Now they are going all over the place with gaming and stuff like that. Then, they are making deals with the province. That’s not very good business with me anyway.”

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