FSIN Chief Lonechild on First Nations University Funding Update

SASKATOON, SK, April 14 /CNW/ - Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Chief Guy Lonechild today commented on the process in which First Nations University is currently engaged - namely, accessing long term, sustainable funding.

"Given that FSIN is one of the stakeholders of First Nations University, we have a very strong interest in seeing continued progress in ensuring that long-term, sustainable funding for this important institution is in place as soon as possible," said Chief Lonechild.

Chief Lonechild acknowledged and welcomed the efforts of First Nations University, the Government of Canada and Minister Strahl, along with the previously announced support of Minister Rob Norris of the Government of Saskatchewan, in continuing to work diligently toward this important goal.

"First Nations University has prepared a business case that sets out a strategic framework for its renewal. We are very confident this business-like, systematic approach will achieve the important goals of transparency and accountability to which all of the stakeholders are committed," stated Chief Lonechild. "The business case approach is also important in enabling First Nations University to make the difficult, but necessary, changes that will enable it to serve First Nations students long into the future."

SOURCE FEDERATION OF SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN NATIONS

For further information: For further information: Contact information for media: Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Mervin Brass, Executive Director of Communications, Direct: (306) 956-1026, Cellular: (306) 220-7187, mervin.brass@fsin.com

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