IIC says ON’s $1.3B funding announcement ignores needs of Indigenous institutes

The Indigenous Institutes Consortium, which represents seven Indigenous institutes across Ontario, has issued a statement asserting that the Government of Ontario’s $1.3B funding announcement “once again prioritizes the funding of mainstream postsecondary institutions while the urgent needs of Indigenous institutes are ignored.” The statement highlights the role that Indigenous institutes play in Ontario’s higher education system, their communities, and the broader economy. The IIC has called upon the provincial government to “fulfill its legal obligation to provide stable, equitable, long-term funding of Indigenous Institutes and urgently move forward with bilateral discussions.”