Por su parte, Nazario Cuartero agradecio la afectuosa acogida que habian encontrado por toda Cataluna--incluso hasta producirles una emocion tal que les acompanaria en su ruta posterior--, y especialmente la ayuda recibida por el TUC y la FNEC, respecto de la cual manifesto tambien su deseo de llegar a una colaboracion mutua.
Casi, porque, como su sucesor declarado, el Teatre de l'Estudiant, formado por elementos de la Seccio de Teatre de la activa Associacio d'Alumnes de l'Escola Superior de Belles Arts (integrada tambien en la FNEC),(56) abogaba por seguir, con el maximo entusiasmo, el brio de la renovacion teatral universitaria con criterios de calidad que habia iniciado el TUC (Pedreira, "El teatre").
Vease, sobre este aspecto, una entrevista a Nazario Cuartero, secretario general de la UFEH, en Guifre Bosch, "Els problemes." En cuanto a las posiciones ideologicas de los estudiantes universitarios catalanes, en general, y del desenvolvimiento de la FNEC, en particular, vease el testimonio de Miquel Siguan.
FNEC was told by Indian Affairs' bureaucrats who had no education background or experience that the data was all wrong and there wasn't a problem.
FNEC persisted by continuing to gather data, lobbying and involving the chiefs in many meetings.
FNEC pursued its convictions and, after many approaches, got approval some three years ago to launch a three-year pilot special education initiative.
FNEC was confident the boards would be a great fit for students when they first discovered them in 2003.
In order to help with the costs, FNEC offered incentives to schools that purchased bulk orders of the Smart boards.
Whiteduck emphasized that FNEC made an effort to provide the boards at a reduced rate by partnering with Sono Video, a company based in Montreal, which provided some of the equipment at a reduced cost.
"We had an object of 10,000 and we got over 20,000 signatures so I think First Nations all across Canada were mobilized by these petitions and I think the signal is that First Nations will stay mobilized," said Raymond Sioui, assistant director of FNEC.
Polson works closely with FNEC, which was established in 1985 and has been fighting for educational rights and an educational system that adheres to First Nation values.
Although FNEC is based in Quebec, Sioui said this battle is a concern for the entire country and the unity is quite evident.