I-STEAM Pathways

The Environmental Education Program for Indigenous Youth provides opportunities for the next generation of Indigenous youth to participate in experiential post-secondary environmental education within the Athabasca river basin and Wood Bufalo region. The goal of the program is to engage and encourage Indigenous youth to pursue an education in environmental sciences and land reclamation, thereby increasing the capacity of Indigenous communities to combat environmental challenges. It provides opportunities for First Nations, Métis or Inuit youth to explore career pathways and develop disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise in specific environmental education fields including science, technology, engineering, policy, law and management. Drawing on the Indigenous youth development objective of the program and its focal disciplines that straddle both the sciences and the arts, we call this program I-STEAM.

Program Details

Visit the I-STEAM Pathways homepage for more information about I-STEAM including program updates and details related to available projects, deadlines, application requirements and registration. If you have any questions about the I-STEAM program, please contact isteam@ualberta.ca

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Our program development process and approach included engagement with Paul First Nation Industrial Relations Corporation (PFN IRC) represented by Raymond Cardinal who served as Indigenous Expert and liaison person on their behalf.