FNU aims for full autonomy with Mastercard Foundation

First Nations University is working towards becoming academically, legally, and financially autonomous through a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation that includes a $22.3M funding boost. The partnership will also focus on the transformation of Canadian postsecondary education, leadership of economic reconciliation efforts, and development of new Indigenous programs in priority fields. FNU states that becoming autonomous would enable it to demonstrate a new approach to postsecondary education that is accountable to First Nations communities and grounded in their knowledge. “This historic agreement is an example of educational and economic reconciliation and responsibility in action,” said FNU President Jacqueline Ottmann.

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