The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations executive is supporting the bid of a Saskatchewan Chief in his bid for the Assembly of First Nations National Chief. Reginald Bellerose is the Chief of the Muskowekwan First Nation.
The FSIN executive says in a statement that Chief Bellerose has been a dedicated and influential leader for nearly two decades and has led his nation for more than 17 years. He also sits on a number of boards and task forces in the province and at the national level. As Chair of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Bellerose was instrumental in securing $43-million for the First Nations Trust and Community Development Corporations from the province. The executive explains that this funding is vital for First nations communities’ economic development, infrastructure and youth.
The AFN election is July 7th. AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde was first elected in 2014 and then re-elected in 2018. He is a former FSIN Chief who is originally from Little Black Bear First Nation in southeast Saskatchewan.