FNEE, UAlberta, USask, VIU partner with local First Nations, Indigenous groups to offer tailored programs

Several postsecondary institutions have partnered with local First Nations and other Indigenous groups to develop and launch tailored educational programs. First Nations Executive Education (FNEE) and First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission developed a new executive training program for economic leaders that will be offered starting in Winter 2024. The University of Alberta and Treaty 8 First Nations signed a historical agreement that included a rehabilitation medicine pathway program. The University of Saskatchewan, Northern Lights School Division, and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Education Authority have signed an agreement to offer the Cree Teacher Education Program Bachelor of Education degree program in Pelican Narrows. Vancouver Island University and the six nations of the Nanwakolas Council signed a MOU to develop and continue VIU’s Indigenous Guardians program. The program also received a pledge of $1.4M from the Government of British Columbia.

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