FNUC considers alternative governance models

March 18, 2009

Following a meeting Tuesday with the Canadian Association of University Teachers, officials from the First Nations University of Canada announced plans to restructure their beleaguered board of governors. Late last year, CAUT censured the university over ongoing governance issues. FNUC has rejected the model preferred by CAUT, which would limit the participation of First Nations chiefs, in favour of one that better "aligns with First Nations' self-determination." If the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations adopts recommendations that adequately address governance concerns, CAUT will lift its censure. Regina Leader-Post