AUCC Committee Finishes Tour of FNUC

Monday, December 04, 2006 at 14:35



The chairman of a group assigned to review the status of the First Nations University of Canada admits he and his colleagues have some thinking to do over the next few months.


Last week, Charles Jago and two other academics met with teachers, students and staff at FNUC campuses in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.


Jago says his group heard a wide of opinion on how things are going at the university. He says some people welcomed their presence, while others made it clear they felt the committee and the AUCC were outsiders intruding on First Nations jurisdiction.


Jago says one thing that makes the FNUC unique is that its board of directors is politically appointed.


He notes his group can’t bring about change at the school — all they can do is recommend changes to the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, which has threatened to end the school’s membership in the association.