POLITICS
08/17/2011 10:15 EDT | Updated 10/17/2011 05:12 EDT

Suspended Saskatchewan chief files application for judicial review, injunction

SASKATOON - The suspended chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations has filed an application for a judicial review and an injunction of the process that stripped him of his title.

Guy Lonechild says the application for a judicial review filed Wednesday could mean another jurisdiction would rule on his suspension.

Lonechild says if the courts rule in his favour, then a non-confidence vote set for Sept. 1 would be quashed.

If the court approves the injunction, he says that would invalidate the hearing that led to his suspension at the beginning of August.

Some elders say Lonechild lost his credibility when he was convicted of drunk driving in March.

His political staff was also suspended with pay.

Lonechild's uncle, vice-chief Morley Watson, has taken over as acting chief.