FNUC Task Force Updates Chiefs On Progress

Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 14:58



A task force has issued an interim report into its probe of the troubled First Nations University of Canada.


The update was provided yesterday in Saskatoon during the first day of proceedings at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations’ fall legislative assembly.


In the report, task force members say they are “deeply concerned” about a number of issues raised by faculty and students about the university’s administration.


They say “a very hard look” is needed at all aspects of administration.


They also admit feeling “uneasy” about how replacements were found for some of the faculty and staff that were either fired or resigned.


As well, the report cites “questionable fiscal controls” as another area of concern.


The task force is also leaning towards recommending a drastic reduction in the size of the FNUC’s board.


The final report is expected to be released next month.