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CHIEF LONECHILD BREACHES FSIN (Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations) CONVENTION

Chief Lonechild has unlawfully assumed authority and mandate to determine the status of the John Cochrane membership and participation in the FSIN.

In an official response from the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) May 31, 2010, Chief Lonechild stated “Our office is bound by the FSIN Convention which mandates us to promote the interests of FSIN signatories, we will not and cannot recognize the John Cochrane First Nation at this time”, Lonechild went onto state “it is our mandate to promote the interests of bands who are able to qualify as bands in Saskatchewan”.

Letter to FSIN Chiefs

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 6Z8

October 30, 2009

To: Chiefs of Member Nations – Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations

Tansi Chief,

On behalf of the John Cochrane First Nation Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree people I wish to provide you with some background on John Cochrane First Nation, our traditional territories and why we have been in a 134 year battle with the federal government for reinstatement of our Treaty rights.

John Cochrane First Nation - Open Letter to President Obama

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada S6V 6Z8

December 1, 2009
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

JCFN Motion Removed From Agenda of FSIN Chiefs Fall Assembly

FSIN Removes John Cochrane Motion From Agenda
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 13:36

A Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations senator says there was a violation at the FSIN's legislative assembly in Saskatoon today when an item was removed from the agenda by amendment.

The John Cochrane First Nation was seeking membership into the FSIN, but that resolution was removed from the agenda.

Senator Sol Sanderson says there is a process followed to put an item on the agenda in the first place.

He says it is vetted through the Senate, which is to ensure there are checks and balances.

Press Release - first Nation Deaths on Saskatchewan Roads

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION

Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E. , Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 6Z8, (306) 922-7998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SASKATCHEWAN CHIEF CALLS FOR A NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO DEAL WITH THE DRAMATIC INCREASE OF FIRST NATION DEATHS AND SERIOUS INJURIES ON CANADIAN HIGHWAYS

Upcoming Band Meeting - August 10, 2009

General Membership Meeting
1:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2009
Cumberland House LCA

AGENDA

1. Opening Prayer
2. Review and Adoption of Agenda
3. Guest Speaker: Senator Sol Sanderson
4. Senate meeting in Saskatoon
5. Mapping of Traditional Territory
6. Health Project
7. New Web Page- (johncochrane.ca). Check it out.
8. Adoption of new members
9. Other Business- Incorporation
10. Next Meeting
11. Closing Prayer

Atleo sworn in as AFN National Chief

After a marathon voting session consisting of 8 ballots, Shawn Atleo has been elected as the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Here is the offical AFN press release: Assembly of First Nations Announces Election of New National Chief Press Conference with New National Chief to be Held

Here is a link the the CBC coverage of the event: Atleo sworn in as AFN national chief (CBC News)

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-J.T.

Upcoming Band Meeting

There will be a band meeting next month August 10th, 2009 at 2pm at the Cumberland House Civic Centre.

Reggie will be providing milk and cookies.

Senators Meet With Leaders Of Unrecognized Bands

Chiefs of excluded bands hope today's meeting with Liberal senators will bring them one step closer to the federal government recognizing them.

Chiefs from the John Cochrane First Nation, Chakastaypaysin First Nation, and Peter Chapman First Nations, as well as Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations senators, are meeting with members of the Senate's Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs in Saskatoon.