FNUC Responds To Funding Freeze

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 13:45



The chairman of the First Nations University is reacting to a decision by Advanced Education Minster Rob Norris to freeze 200-thousand dollars from the province to the university.


The government is withholding that money until the university creates a smaller board of directors and a senate.


Chairman Clarence Bellegarde says two reports on governance show the reports’ authors didn’t understand how universities are governed.


So he is calling for a third report.


Bellegarde hopes this third report can be completed by June and ratified during the FSIN chief’s assembly at that time.


He says it was his understanding that Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris knew of – and approved – this idea, along with FSIN Vice Chief Lyle Whitefish.