Chiefs Vote To Reduce Size Of FNUC Board

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 15:04



A plan to reduce the number of people serving on the First Nations University of Canada’s board of directors has been passed by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.


The resolution was pushed forward by FSIN vice-chief Morley Watson yesterday at the spring assembly in Prince Albert.


The measure calls for 19 directors to serve on the board — that’s down from 30.


The new board will include 12 chiefs from the province’s tribal councils, two independent band representatives, three student reps, one faculty member and a member of the FSIN executive who will act as chair.


Watson says the move addresses recommendations made by an independent task force last year.


At the same time, he doesn’t want First Nations leaders to think they are giving up control over the school.


Watson adds the board will be appointed on an interim basis until the resolution is ratified at a future FSIN assembly.