First Nation Treaty Rights Protection Fund
The FSIN Chiefs-in-Assembly established the First Nations Treaty Rights Protection Fund (FNTRPF) in 1983 pursuant to FSIN Resolution #007 and again in Resolution #597. The established objective of FNTRPF is the protection, promotion and enhancement of Treaty and Inherent Rights of all First Nation peoples in Saskatchewan.
As is the case with the First Nation distributions, the directed allocation uses the population count provided by each First Nation to the FSIN Clerk of the Assembly. The FNT determines the FNTRPF allocation based on five dollars per capita multiplied by the sum of all the First Nation population counts reported.
STC Treaty Rights Protection Fund
The FSIN Chiefs-in-Assembly passed Resolution #1940 that directed the Trustees to release the Saskatoon Tribal Council First Nations’ proportional share of the FNTRPF resources directly to the Saskatoon Tribal Council as of April 1, 2015. This Resolution also allows other Tribal/Grand Councils and Independent Bands assume control of their proportional share of FNTRPF funds should they so choose.
The FSIN Chiefs in Assembly directed the Trustees, via Resolution #1904, to distribute an annual allocation of $150,000 per year commencing in the 2014-15 fiscal year for Senate Operations. These distributions are made through the FSIN Department of Finance.
The FSIN Chiefs in Assembly directed the Trustees, via Resolution #1847, to distribute $150,000 per year commencing in the 2012-13 fiscal year for FSIN Veterans operations. These distributions are made through the FSIN Department of Finance.
Chief Big Bear Band
The FSIN Chiefs in Assembly passed Resolution #1896 that instructed the Trust to provide an addition distribution of $10,000 each year that will be ongoing till the conclusion of the land claim of the Big Bear Band. These distributions are made directly to Chief Big Bear Band.
FSIN Operational Plan & Budget
The FSIN Chiefs in Assembly directed the Trustees, via Resolution #1917 & #1973 to annually distribute funds to the FSIN to support their core operation plan. FSIN receives fifty percent of the net annual revenue, up to a maximum of $2.5 million, generated from the addition of 250 machines added to SIGA in the 2014 GFA Amending Agreement. This funding commenced in the 2015-16 fiscal year and will continue to the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The actual amount is determined by SIGA from their annual Audited Financial Statements.
FSIN Gaming Secretariat
The FSIN Chiefs in Assembly directed the Trustees, via Resolution #2056 to distribute $550,000.00 payable to FSIN Gaming Secretariat for the 2017-18 fiscal year. These distributions are made through the FSIN Department of Finance.