FNUC Saskatoon Campus set to Relocate
written for The Indigenous Times Newspaper
First Nations University of Canada students from the Saskatoon campus held a feast and rounddance on April 15 to mark the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. The campus is moving from its present location at 7th Avenue North and Duke Street back downtown, one block from where the campus was last situated.
Many students, staff, and alumni have fond memories of the Duke Street location. Among the memorable occasions was in 2010 when staff and students staged a 54-day live-in to bring attention to the government's cost-cutting that threatened the closure of the University. Students and staff also walked/ran to Regina a year ago and joined the student live-in underway at Regina campus. While the Saskatoon campus building had to be sold, the campus itself will remain open at the new address.
This Fall, classes at the FNUC Saskatoon campus will resume at the new location, 226-230 20th Street East, Saskatoon. The Indian Social Work program is accepting new registrations at the old location until the move occurs then will be open for business at the new location.
Below: Linda Zaback stands in front of the Saskatoon FNUC Campus. Linda says she will keep her job when the campus relocates but she will miss the old building. Photo by: Armand LaPlante