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Governance & Board of Governors

The First Nations University of Canada is governed by a Board of Governors, appointed by a Selection Committee formed by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Education and Training Commission.

According to An Act Respecting the First Nations University of Canada (Part IV), the Board of Governors is made up of nine (9) members: eight (8) voting members and one (1) non-voting chairperson.

In addition to the Board of Governors, two (2) Elders as non-voting advisors, one (1) male and one (1) female, are appointed by the Elders Advisory Council. Other non-voting observers to the Board of Governors include one (1) FNUniv student from each campus and one (1) FNUniv faculty member.

To meet the members of the Board of Governors, click here.

Governing Legislation

Elders Council

The First Nations University of Canada Elders Council promotes unity of member First Nations through the promotion and preservation of Indigenous heritage, knowledge, culture, values, and customs. The purpose of the Elders Council is to enhance the quality of life, and to preserve, protect, and interpret the history, language, culture, and artistic heritage of First Nations. It assists FNUniv faculty, students, and staff and First Nations in the revival and re-institution of their spiritual heritage, knowledge, culture, customs, and traditions and acts as advisors regarding Indigenous knowledge and spiritual practices and protocol as the stabilizing influence in First Nations society.

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