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First Nations University of Canada

1 First Nations Way, Regina, Canada
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Tradition~Innovation~Leadership~Knowledge.  First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is a unique institution, founded in 1976 with the vision of providing Indigenous education to people of all backgrounds. Traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledge form part of the curriculum across a range of academic disciplines. Through ceremony, specialized activities and services, students learn in a cultural environment designed to promote awareness and respect for First Nations and other Indigenous cultures.

Our programs aim to educate, empower and enlighten students. Whether you are an aspiring educator, an emerging artist or an entrepreneur-at-heart, FNUniv has a program for you! As a federated college of the University of Regina, FNUniv students enjoy the benefits of that federation and receive University of Regina certificates, diplomas and degrees.

We have three campuses which are located in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina. Our philosophy is that learning is a lifelong process that encompasses all aspects of a person’s well-being. In addition to our strong academic programming, we also offer supports and services for students such as:

•   Onsite Elders at all three campuses
•   Cultural activities such as monthly pipe ceremonies, round dances and beading circles
•   Free tutoring and writing assistance
•   Seminars on helpful topics such as time management and budgeting

•   Scholarships, bursaries and awards specific to FNUniv students
•   Student associations at all three campuses


It is April, and that means it is time for our last book draw for the school year! Maintaining and revitalizing Indigenous languages is important work that we do here at First Nations University. To highlight this work, our libraries are giving away "100 Days of Cree," by Neal McLeod, and co-authored by First Nations University's very own Linguistic Professor, Arok Wolvengrey. Professor Wolvengrey has autographed the books with a special Cree message for 3 lucky winners. So what can you do in order to win this book? Tell us what you are going to do after your final exam. (Our library staff have a side bet on how many people will be sleeping after their final exam ...🤣) Enter at any of our 3 campus libraries (Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina). Draw date will be Friday the 13th. Good luck to everyone!

Hey students! Worried about getting material for those final exams and essays during this long weekend? Don't fret! Our Regina campus library is open today (Saturday) from 11-3 pm for your studying and writing needs :-)

The FNUniv will be closed on Friday, March 30th due to the statutory holiday and will resume regular hours on Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

Elder's Conference today.

Waniska Elders’ film panel discussing Indigenous knowledge. Fantastic end of Day 1 of our 2nd Annual Elders’ Conference. Day 2 starts tomorrow at 8am with a pipe ceremony.

Join us tonight for a memorable event at 6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room at the First Nations University of Canada for the documentary film premiere of Waniska, directed by the FNUniv Circle of Elders. The event is free for students or pay what you can at the door. Please show your support for the Elders by attending and joining us for a panel discussion. You can watch the trailer of the film here:


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