FNTI receives emergency federal funding

February 3, 2008

The federal government has announced $528,000 in one-time emergency funding to ensure that current students at the First Nations Technical Institute of Tyendinaga can finish the term.  The federal government has reiterated that any future funding must come from the provincial government, while the province insists that the school is a federal charge, as it is located on a reserve. There are 50 native institutes across Canada, and apparently all struggle without core funding.  FNTI president Tim Thompson still expects he will be issuing layoff notices this week.