POLITICS
03/26/2014 05:48 EDT | Updated 05/26/2014 05:59 EDT

Saskatchewan First Nation group cuts vice-chiefs' pay, limits chief's budget

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Delegates at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations special legislative assembly have voted to cut the pay of vice-chiefs.

Vice-chiefs making more than 90-thousand dollars a year will see their pay cut to 75 thousand dollars.

Voters at the assembly in Prince Albert also decided to reduce the number of legislative assembly from three to two.

Federation Chief Perry Bellegarde’s office will be allocated $215,000, but will have no executive assistant.

All executives will now have to share two assistants.

The group is trying to make up for a $2 million cut in funding from the federal government.

In his opening address, Bellegarde said the group would work through this, and come back stronger at the end of the day.

(CKOM, CKBI)