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Chief of First Nations organization pleads guilty to impaired driving





Guy Lonechild, the chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, pleaded guilty in connection with an impaired driving incident in September 2009.

Lonechild, 37, admitted he had been drinking before the incident. He said he disclosed the charge to the FSIN board before the organization's election in October 2009.

"Although this incident took place prior to my election as chief of the FSIN, I fully disclosed this matter to the FSIN credentials committee during the nominations process. After the review by the credential committee, they determined I was eligible to run and my candidacy was legally valid," Lonechild said in a statement to The Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

Lonechild is due to be sentenced on March 23.

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