The University of Alberta’s Indigenous Community-Industry Relations certificate 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.
Developed in ceremony and presented to community Elders and Knowledge Keepers for input and guidance, this program continues to be guided by an advisory board—comprised of an Elder and stakeholders from community, corporate sector, and related associations—who provide recommendations on curriculum development, relevance, and quality.
Lessons build upon Indigenous culture and worldviews as they pertain to legal processes, community development, and the environment. During core (required) courses, learners will participate in Indigenous traditions and teachings that will directly impact their understanding of Indigenous worldviews. A diverse offering of electives provides learners with skills in communication, change management, strategic planning, and financial management.