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Indigenous control of Indigenous education

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 14:28

SET Associate Faculty Mary-Anne Neal has joined an exciting new initiative that is being led by First Nations University of Canada. The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE) will be launched in March 2018, with the vision of supporting Indigenous control of Indigenous education in Canada through sustainable and collaborative relationship-building.

To support the establishment of the NCCIE and the pursuit of this important goal, Neal has has begun initiating conversations with educators, service providers, Elders, and traditional knowledge holders to gather examples of innovative programs and practices in Indigenous education.

With her long-standing relationship with the Sahtu in the Northwest Territories, Neal will serve as the Regional Lead for the project in the region. Phase one of the project asks the broad question: What are innovative and excellent examples of best practices in Indigenous education? Neal has hired Indigenous youth in Fort Good Hope and will train them in technology and communication skills so that they can gain first-hand experience in qualitative research. The Indigenous youth researchers will interview people involved in Indigenous education initiatives and gather supporting materials and documents that will be uploaded to the NCCIE web site.

Video clips, materials, exercises, and other resources will be available to practitioners in Indigenous education across the country on the NCCIE website to be launched in March 2018.

Read more about the project: National Project for Indigenous Education (pdf)

SET Associate Faculty Mary-Anne Neal is the Regional Lead for a First Nations University initiative to support Indigenous control of Indigenous education in Canada.
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