Ottawa Gives $3 million to FNUC

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OTTAWA —
Thee federal government will provide $3 million so students at the troubled First Nations University can finish their school year, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said Wednesday.

The funds from the Indian Studies Support Program won’t flow directly to First Nations University.

The money will instead be available to another post-secondary institution, such as the University of Regina, which recently signed a partnership with First Nations University.

The money is for student programming and not intended to repay the aboriginal school’s debt or to cover operational costs.

The federal and Saskatchewan governments pulled funding from the aboriginal university last month over allegations of governance troubles and financial mismanagement.

Saskatchewan has since restored its share of the funding in a plan that will see the money flow through the University of Regina.

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