FNTI is tired of being in the middle of an endless jurisdictional volleyball game, wondering whether we will exist from year to year.
Last month we were informed that in the upcoming school year the government of Ontario values an Aboriginal student attending FNTI at $1,677, approximately 20 per cent of the value of a student attending another college or university in this province.
So Premier Dalton McGuinty, will the legacy of your initial term in office be one of groundbreaking leadership in achieving equity for FNTI and Aboriginal institutions?
Johnston said he would stay with FNTI until they complete their search for an Aboriginal president.
FNTI has transfer agreements with a number of other post-secondary institutes, including Ryerson University, St.
As the start of this fiscal year approached, FNTI was told that it would receive just $500,000 of its existing $2.7 million in INAC funding.
Green said INAC officials explained the sponsorship scandal led to a review of Treasury Board funding authorities and to cuts to FNTI's funding.
"This program serves a critical need in our communities," said FNTI president Karihwakeron Tim Thompson.
"I think that the biggest thing that the FNTI had to offer Ryerson was the fact that they could be inclusive of the Aboriginal culture, and honour Native identity," said Hill.
"We know a lot about the barriers to improving access to education for Aboriginal people," said FNTI's vice-president Murray Maracle.
"Many people who come to FNTI have had negative experiences in mainstream education.
For more information about the Indigenous Community Health Worker program, visit the FNTI
Web site at www.tyendinaga.net, or e-mail your questions to Brant at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call FNTI
at 1-800-263-4220, or 613-396-3100.