FSINFederation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (Canada)
FSINFood Security Information Network (EU)
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The FSIN is a global project sponsored by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme and the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Adding to the confusion is the status of former FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild.
On February 17, 2005, the chairman of the college's Board of Governors, FSIN Vice Chief Morley Watson, launched a takeover of the university, firing three senior members of the administration without the approval--or even knowledge--of the college's president, Eber Hampton.
The report stated that many of those who addressed the task force believed that FSIN Vice-chief Morley Watson, the chair of the FNUC board of directors, "had acted unilaterally and interfered with the day-to-day administration of the university" when he arrived on campus on Feb.
The province did in fact consult with the FSIN, Nilson said.
According to the Star Phoenix, "Ahenakew made his remarks after giving a 45-minute, profanity-laced address to between 150 and 200 delegates attending an FSIN conference on a new Health Canada policy requiring Indians to sign a consent form before receiving certain health services." FSIN vice-chief Lawrence Joseph said that Ahenakew is an unelected official who does not speak for the FSIN.
The high spirits and laughter are slowly quelled, however, when news arrives that the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) vice-chief, Morley Watson, has taken over the campus.
Creation of the task force was called for in a resolution from the floor at the FSIN chiefs' assembly on June 8.
"Our First Nations leadership has been looking for ways to celebrate our women," said FSIN interim Chief Kimberly Jonathan.
However, Interim FSIN Chief Morley Watson believed that work undertaken by the RPS in recent years will help relieve some of that mistrust.