FNU, USask, URegina, RRC Polytech, Waterhen Lake launch new programs for Indigenous leaders, students

First Nations University of Canada, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, Red River College Polytechnic, and the Waterhen Lake First Nation have announced the launch of programs that were specifically developed for Indigenous learners. FNU, USask, and URegina collaborated on a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nation-Building that will be offered to leaders from across Canada. The program will include online classes and an in-person residency component, and will cover topics such as the impact of colonialism and the role of Indigenous self-governance in transforming economic, social, health, and environmental outcomes. FNU is also formally celebrating the opening of its Indigenous Continuing Education Centre (ICEC), which provides Indigenous-focused short course programming. RRC Polytech launched the Pathway to Information Technology Programs, which will help Indigenous Manitobans prepare to pursue postsecondary training in the information technology sector. To support its fledgling tourism sector, the Waterhen Lake First Nation has brought in a chef from the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council to provide ready-to-work culinary programs for its residents. Learners will earn 15 kitchen-relevant certificates by the time they complete the program.

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