Indigenous Self-Determination and Governance programs

Yukon University's Indigenous Self-Determination programs have been developed in partnership with Yukon First Nations.

We provide students with a meaningful cultural context to build their leadership skills and work towards their professional goals. Currently, we offer the following programs, with more programs in development:

Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance
Leaders of tomorrow are made today.

Founded in partnership with Yukon First Nations, Yukon University's Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance offers students the skills, experience and knowledge to affect real change in self-determination and governance in the North and beyond.

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First Nations Governance and Public Administration

Transform vision into action.

Learn the practical tools and management skills you need to be an effective and skilled leader in an Indigenous and non-Indigenous government.

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Heritage and Culture
Learn from the past to inform the future.

Combining theory and practice, the Heritage and Culture program prepares you to work in the field of heritage and culture management, with an Indigenous focus.

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First Nations Governance-Building workshops
Gain the skills, tools and abilities necessary for effective First Nations governance and administration in northern governments.

Offered in partnership with Yukon Government, these targeted and specific two-day workshops allow you to focus on what is most relevant for your work and the growth of your community.

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First Nations Leadership training

This course is ideal for newly-elected and appointed officials as well as established officials who are considering taking on new leadership roles within their governments. It is designed to provide you, as a community leader, with a basic grounding in governance and public administration, as well as the tools to apply leadership skills in your work.

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