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Office Of The Legislative Assembly

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN      FALL 1995      p10  
The membership of the Legislative Assembly, as outlined in the Convention Act, are the First Nations in Saskatchewan signatory to the Convention.

Each member of the Legislative Assembly has one vote. The only exception to this is the Fall Session whereby a voting formula is implemented as set out in the F.S.I.N. Election Act for the purposes of Executive elections.

There are normally three sessions of the Legislative Assembly held annually - fall, winter, and spring. As well, Special Assemblies are held as required.

The Assemblies deal with a variety of issues of mutual concern to the member First Nations of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. The Legislative Assembly is entrusted with the legislative powers including the passing of laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations and codes, and the supervision of the activities of the Executive power.

 The Legislative Assembly objectives are, but not limited to, the following:

• Promote the protection and implementation of Treaty Rights;

• Consultation with member First Nations on issues of mutual concern;

• Determine action plans for resolvement of issues;

• Develop and ratify policy documents;

• Develop and ratify Indian legislation;

• Development and supervision of institutions to implement its powers;

• Establishment of boards/commissions which have their powers and functions set out in legislation;

• Determine the number and powers of the Executive. Since the establishment of the Legislative Assembly a number of First Nations legislation have been adopted. This Indian Government legislation includes:

1. CONVENTION Adopted -April, 1982 Amendments - June, 1989

2. CONVENTION ACT Third Reading and Adoption - January, 1985 Amendments - June, 1989

3. RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Adoption - May, 1984 Amendments - June, 1989

4. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ACT Third Reading and Adoption - January, 1985 currently under review

5. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ACT Third Reading and Adoption - January, 1985 Amended Act - August, 1992 Regulations (through Executive authority) - June, 1990 Amendments to Regulations - Sept., 1994

6. EDUCATION ACT Third Reading and Adoption - January, 1987 Amendments - October, 1990

7. SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGIES Third Reading and Adoption - January, 1985

8. SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN FEDERATED COLLEGE Third Reading & Adoption - May 26, 1994

9. SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN CULTURAL CENTRE Second Reading - October, 1990

10. SENATE ACT Third Reading and Adoption - May, 1993

11. INDIAN CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT ACT Third Reading and Adoption - October, 1990 Amendments -August, 1992 Amendments - 1994

12. HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ACT First Reading - October, 1990

13. SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN AGRICULTURAL ACT Second Reading - January, 1988

14. ELECTION ACT Third Reading and Adoption - July, 1989 Amendments - November, 1993

15. WILDLIFE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION ACT Third Reading and Adoption - May, 1993


Office Of The Legislative Assembly

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN      FALL 1995      p11  

16. INDIAN GOVERNMENT COMMISSION ACT Drafting Instructions - October, 1990

17. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT Second Reading - May, 1995

18. SPORTS, CULTURE & RECREATION COMMISSION ACT Third Reading & Adoption - July, 1994

19. OFFICIAL INDIAN LANGUAGES ACT Second Reading - January, 1993

20. THE POLICE SERVICES (FIRST NATIONS) ACT Second Reading - January, 1995

21. STRUCTURE Amendments adopted in principle - October, 1990 Old structure to stay in place until consultation and clarification done with Tribal Councils

22. AN ACT RESPECTING FIRST NATIONS GAMING Second Reading - May, 1995

23. NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES ACT Drafting Instructions - May, 1995

24. FIRST NATIONS FISHERIES ACT Drafting Instructions - May, 1995

25. FIRST NATIONS FORESTRY ACT Drafting Instructions - May, 1995