McGill, McMaster, FNU announce new training programs

McGill University, McMaster University, and First Nations University have announced new programs that will touch on Indigenous knowledge and culture. McGill and Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education have partnered to launch a two-year teaching certificate for Sheshatshiu and Mushua Innu. The program—which will not require a high school diploma—will cover the fundamentals of instruction and assessment and provide lessons on Innu-aimun and Innu culture. McMaster announced the launch of a master’s program in Indigenous Studies to give undergraduate students the opportunity to continue their studies at a higher level. The MA will prepare students to be leaders in Indigenous-led, community-based research, knowledge creation, and policy. In Saskatchewan, University of Regina Dean of Arts Dr Shannon Dea mentioned to CTV News that First Nations University of Canada is launching a new Indigenous journalism and communication arts program.

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