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FNTI Celebrating 35 Years with Virtual Broadcast




Media Invitation                                                                                   October 19, 2020 

FNTI Celebrating 35 Years with Virtual Broadcast 

(Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ont.) -- FNTI will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with a virtual broadcast this Wednesday.  

Among speakers are the Hon. Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport; Hon. Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities; R. Don Maracle, Chief of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte; Laurie Robinson, Executive Director of the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council; Ralph C. Brant, Chair of the FNTI Board of Directors; Suzanne Katsi'tsiarihshion Brant, FNTI President. 

Date:                                     Wednesday, October 21, 2020 

Time:                                     3 – 4 p.m. 

Virtual Connection:             https://fb.me/e/4GxjZ00oO 


FNTI was federally incorporated as the First Nations Technical Institute on July 31, 1985. Throughout the next year, the Indigenous institute will be featuring alumni and student stories and successes, shining the spotlight on historic milestones, offering glimpses into its new student-centric virtual classroom, and inviting the world to experience a day in the life of an FNTI student in Indigenous post-secondary education. 

FNTI is an Indigenous-owned and governed post-secondary institution on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory on the beautiful Bay of Quinte. FNTI has been delivering post-secondary programs rooted in culture and Indigenous ways of knowing in partnership with recognized Ontario colleges and universities for 35 years. Beginning in Winter 2021, FNTI will launch its first degree, the Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work, in a suite of new standalone Indigenous degree programs.  

Today, over 4,000 FNTI graduates are practicing professionals in all sectors of the economy including social, health and wellness; administration; policy and governance; aviation technology; early childhood education; restorative justice; and film and media. 








FNTI is an Indigenous-owned and governed publicly assisted post-secondary institute founded in programming rooted in culture and Indigenous ways of knowing. FNTI is a registered charitable organization, accredited by the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council (IAESC), the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC), and a member of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).  FNTI has over 4,000 graduates with certificate, diploma and degree credentials issued in partnership with recognized Ontario colleges and universities and will soon begin the delivery of standalone degrees in 2021 in accordance with the Indigenous Institute Act, 2017. 


For more information, please contact:  


Cathie Stewart Findlay  

Director, Government Relations and Communications