Report on First Nations U’s problems "won’t be ignored"

Sask. post-secondary minister says he’s pleased with provincial review

The minister responsible for post-secondary education in Saskatchewan insists a new report calling for changes at an aboriginal university “is not going to be ignored.”Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris says he’s pleased with the report on governance issues at the First Nations University of Canada. The provincially funded operational review looked at the school’s finances, administration and programming.

A copy leaked to a teachers group suggests the struggling school needs a smaller, less politicized board of governors and says changes should be implemented next month.

Norris declined to comment further, saying he’s still reviewing the report and a response from the board.

The comments come after the association of university teachers raised concerns Tuesday about what will happen to the school and funding if the review is ignored.

– The Canadian Press