Former LLRIB Chief Appointed To FNUC Task Force

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 14:48



The First Nations University of Canada has recruited a high-profile name from northern Saskatchewan to help the institution recover from recent financial and governance woes.


Former Lac La Ronge Indian Band chief Harry Cook has been named to a six-member task force that’s been commissioned to look into the issue.


FNUC vice-president of administration Al Ducharme says neither Cook nor any of the other members named will be compelled to follow the wishes of political figures or institutions.


Ducharme expects the panel to have a list of recommendations ready within the next month-and-a-half.


However, he admits none of them will be considered binding.


The other people named to the task force include Judge Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond, veteran Tony Cote, and academics Dr. George Ivany and Del Anaquod.


A student will be named to the task force within the next few days.