The National Indian Brotherhood organized its first provincial association in Saskatchewan, bringing together Indigenous peoples across the province to work towards the betterment of the lives in their communities and across the province. Walter Dieter, whose interview is referenced below in "relevant resources", was the founding chief of the organization. Dieter is Cree from Peepeekisis reserve, near Balcarres, SK.
The NIB would later become the Assembly of First Nations during the 1980's. The AFN would continue to represent Indigenous peoples from across Canada as a call for self-governance was made, and advocate for the betterment of conditions for Indigenous peoples in the following years.