First Nations University of Canada was opened in 1976 in an agreement between the University of Regina and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, operating as the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College. In 2003, it became the First Nations University of Canada.
In April, FNUC was put on probation by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada because of governance issues. In May, the Saskatchewan provincial court upheld a ruling that FNUC had violated the academic freedom of a faculty member.
Stephen LaRose has been covering FNUC for Praire Dog magazine since 2005. Last year, he received for his reporting from the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
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