FNU receives funding to deliver Dene Teacher Education Program

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that it will be providing new funding to the First Nations University of Canada to deliver the Dene Teacher Education Program (DTEP). The funding will cover the cost of instruction, as well as tuition and books for students. The program is expected to improve teacher recruitment and retention; increase student participation and graduation; and make the transition to postsecondary, training, and the workforce easier. Graduates will be able to teach the provincial K-12 curriculum in Dene. “We have a collective responsibility, as demonstrated in this collaboration, to ensure that Indigenous languages survive as valuable Indigenous knowledges are embedded within them,” FNU President Dr Jacqueline Ottmann. SK| CTV News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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