FNU leaders disappointed with funding rejection for new campus, seek alternatives

A $25M funding request that would have supported a new First Nations University of Canada campus in Prince Albert has been denied by Infrastructure Canada. FNU President Jackie Ottmann said that she was “disappointed” by the decision, but that the university is working with the government on solutions, including plans to fundraise $5.5M. The Prince Albert Grand Council chiefs recently passed a resolution endorsing the campus’s construction. “While this most recent funding bid may not have been successful, we are certain that both levels of government … will recognize the immense value and importance of a new FNUniv Northern Campus,” said PAGC Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte.

PA Herald | PA Now | Nation Talk | CTV News (Video)