FNU awaits news from federal government regarding application for new campus funding


First Nations University is waiting to hear if its application for funding from the Infrastructure Canada’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program, submitted last February, has been successful. FNU President Jacqueline Ottmann explained that the university requested $25M for a new building that would address the need for space for community events and Elders. CBC reports that a similar funding request was turned down in 2021. “Once we do hear if it is a yes … we can begin construction very quickly,” said Ottmann. “I’m just hoping that we hear soon and that it’s a positive response.”