RCCC, AU partner to provide access to programs to Indigenous learners

A partnership between Red Crow Community College and Athabasca University will support Indigenous learners who are interested in pursuing a postsecondary education. RCCC will offer a one-year Niitsitapi Business Administration (NBA) program, which will include several AU courses. Those who complete the NBA program can then continue their learning for another year at AU in order to obtain the Indigenous Community Economic Development and Planning (ICED) certificate or can choose to pursue an AU bachelor’s degree. “I’m seeing things differently now,” said NBA student Maxine Willows. “I never really looked into the Indian Act or the Treaties. They were just there. But now when I look, I realize, that’s kind of what hinders us. We still have to go through, in some sense, an Indian Agent.”