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FSIN vice-chief Bob Merasty speaking about First Nations suicides
FSIN vice-chief Bob Merasty speaking about First Nations suicides Submitted photo/Mervin Brass

FSIN says youth suicides tied to loss of spirit

By Spencer Sterritt
April 11, 2016 - 4:43pm

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) believes there immediately needs to be a culturally responsive action plan to curb the recent spate of suicides.

The FSIN executive responding to the declared state of emergency on the Attawapiskat First Nation,

(From left) Elder Ken Seesequasis, Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation chief Rick Gamble and FSIN vice chief E. Dutch Lerat speak to media ahead of a Specific Claims Tribunal public hearing.
(From left) Elder Ken Seesequasis, Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation chief Rick Gamble and FSIN vice chief E. Dutch Lerat speak to media ahead of a Specific Claims Tribunal public hearing. Lasia Kretzel/CKOM NEWS

First Nation prepares for historic 1886 Rebellion compensation ruling

By Lasia Kretzel
April 11, 2016 - 6:56am

The Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation will soon know how much money the federal government owes them for wrongfully labeling the band rebels and denying them funding following the 1885 Northeast Rebellion.

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