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May 1, 2010



Banners hanging inside the university: one banner depicting a buffalo labelled “FNUC” being fired upon from an Indian Affairs vehicle. For many First Nations Peoples, education is referred to as the “new buffalo.” Even the quasi-colonial memorandum of understanding between the Indian Nations and the UofR has not been enough for the federal government and Minister Strahl. The federal government says it will restore only $3 million of its annual $7.2 million in funding to FNUC with the expectation that this funding be used to wind down operations, with FNUC ceasing to exist by the end of the summer.

by Garson Hunter

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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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