BC invests in First Nations institutes, language fluency programs


The Government of British Columbia is supporting Indigenous-led postsecondary education programs, training, and supports with a $23.4M investment over the next three years. $20.1M of the funding will go toward First Nations-mandated institutes, $3M will go toward First Nations language-fluency degrees, and $340K will go toward the Chief Joe Mathias British Columbia Aboriginal Scholarship Fund. First Nations Education Steering Committee President Tyrone McNeil commented that the funding recognizes the importance of First Nations-mandated institutes and the language fluency degrees they offer.