National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo welcomes announcement on First Nations

OTTAWA, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo welcomed an announcement by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Minister Chuck Strahl that he will restore $4 Million in funding to the First Nations University (FNUniv), which will cover expenses from Sept. 1 to March 31.

"This is good news for students, and First Nations across Canada who deeply value the First Nations University and who, until now, have been concerned about the future of this institution," said National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. "It's an acknowledgement from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Minister Chuck Strahl that many improvements have been made to ensure the future accountability and sustainability of the First Nations University."

The National Chief also congratulated students, the Interim Board of Governors, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and AFN Regional Chief Guy Lonechild for their clear and strong commitment to FNUniv.

The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.

SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: For further information: Alain Garon, Bilingual Communications Officer, (613) 292-0857 or; Jenna Young, Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, (613) 314-8157 or

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