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Indigenous Community Engagement

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Overview

The University of Alberta’s Indigenous Community Engagement citation is designed as a catalyst for community engagement between Indigenous people, industry, and government in relation to issues of social and economic development as well as the environment. 

Lessons build upon Indigenous culture and worldviews as they pertain to legal processes, community development, and the environment. 

Developed in ceremony and presented to community Elders and Knowledge Keepers for input and guidance, this program continues to be guided by an advisory committee—comprised of an Elder and stakeholders from community, corporate sector, and related associations—who provide recommendations on curriculum development, relevance, and quality.


Program at a Glance

Program structure

5 courses needed to graduate.

Location & Format

Classes held in downtown Edmonton and land-based sites.

Duration

1-2 years of part-time study.

Audience

This program will be of value to anyone who is responsible for relationship building and engagement between First Nations and Métis communities, industry, and government. During core (required) courses, learners will participate in Indigenous traditions and teachings that will directly impact their understanding of Indigenous worldviews.

Program Plan


This program is comprised of four required 20-hour courses and 20 hours of a selection of electives available from the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. Participants will pursue specific interests through their selection of electives.

Designed for part-time study, the program can generally be completed within one to two years.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Core courses (4)

    Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order.


    History and Worldviews
    Aboriginal Laws, Lands and Current Industry Government Relations
    Environment and Livelihood
    Community and Economic Development

  • Elective courses (20 hours)

    Electives can be taken at any time during the program, provided that the appropriate prerequisites have been met.

Qualifications & Admission

Enrolling in the program is a requirement if you want to obtain the citation. You may apply for admission as you start your studies or, if you prefer, after you have taken one or more courses.

We are open to students with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Our expectation is that you have a commitment to learn and achieve your continuing education goals.

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now!

TWO EASY STEPS TO APPLY

  1. Click on the ‘Apply now’ button below to download the Application for Program Admission form.
  2. Submit your completed application, along with a $100 admission fee.

Tuition & Fees

  • A one-time application fee of $100 is required for admission into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you register for your classes; courses are GST-exempt.

Employers: subsidize your employee training costs with the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Courses Offered

You can register for a course without enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course(s) you’ve taken will be applied toward your citation.

Register online or by phone at 780-492-3116 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person.

Some core courses are delivered in land-based sites; electives are held at Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Course schedules are also available in printer-friendly PDF format.

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      Enhancement opportunities (not for credit)


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