This Saskatoon Homepage report says that a meeting last night between Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Guy Lonechild and Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris netted an anouncement that a new deal between the FSIN and province is in the works.
Norris would say only that they discussed the possibility of routing funding through the University of Regina, which would manage the aboriginal school. Federal and provincial funding cutoffs are threatening to shut down the university.
The meeting followed a day of protests by university students, more than 100 of whom gathered, along with tribal on the steps of the Saskatchewan legislature. (See this CBC report with accompanying videos.)
As this piece in the Star Phoenix says, Canada’s federal and provincial governments badly misread the amount of support for the school. The headline – Governments Clearly Colluded to Torpedo to Torpedo FUNC – says it all.
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