ULaval, FNEC partner to create Indigenous university centre

The Université Laval and the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) have signed an agreement to create a business plan for Québec’s first Indigenous university centre. The Maison des savoirs initiative will take a holistic approach to education and provide a lifelong continuum of learning inspired by First Nations values, cultures, and languages. The university centre, supported by ULaval, will be responsible for every aspect of education to ensure that the languages, cultures, worldviews, and knowledge of Indigenous peoples are respected. “We’re all on board and enthusiastic about supporting the First Nations Education Council in this series of actions to promote self-determination for First Peoples,” said ULaval Deputy Vice Rector of Academic and Student Affairs Cathia Bergeron. The business plan will be shared with Indigenous leaders and the Government of Québec for their approval. Newswire Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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