Agreement signed on First Nations University

SASKATOON, March 23 /CNW/ - Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Guy Lonechild has confirmed that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the First Nations University, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, the University of Regina and the Saskatchewan government on the First Nations University.

"Today's announcement is concrete evidence of our commitment to a partnership framework that creates accountability and stability," stated Chief Lonechild. "We are doing precisely what we indicated we would accomplish. That is, we are making continued, significant progress toward effective governance and a strong First Nations University."

The Memorandum of Understanding will see provincial dollars for First Nations University flow as conditions are met.

"This is an excellent step in the right direction," concluded Chief Lonechild. "The stated commitment on the part of Saskatchewan Advanced Education Employment and Labour Minister Norris to strongly urge the federal government to follow the provincial lead is yet another important step. It is now crucially important that the federal government show its commitment to the future of our students."

SOURCE FEDERATION OF SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN NATIONS

For further information: For further information: Contact information for media: Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Chief Guy Lonechild, (306) 222-7532, Guy.lonechild@fsin.com

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