Joint funding for land-based learning centre for 4th First Nations University of Canada campus – Global News

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January 25, 2023

Both the federal and Saskatchewan governments announced they will fund the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) for its fourth campus, which will be used for land-based learning.

The campus space is 22 acres and is located near the town of St. Louis along the South Saskatchewan River. FNUniv registered students will soon have a place for Indigenous teaching and learning on the land that will feature overnight facilities such as cabins, shower and washroom facilities, a mess hall with a kitchen, water and wastewater infrastructure, a permanent sweat lodge structure and an outdoor learning centre.

FNUniv president Jackie Ottman said the institution had been using this outdoor space for a couple of years prior to the pandemic for cultural camps for the education and social work programs.

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