uAlberta celebrates its Aboriginal institutions and programs

October 9, 2013

Two of the University of Alberta’s Aboriginal institutions and programs are celebrating milestones this fall: The Faculty of Native Studies raised a tipi on September 27 to commemorate its 25th anniversary, while the Faculty of Education‘s Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) marks 10 years in October. The Faculty of Native Studies has 437 alumni, is home to the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research, and offers several native studies degrees, some of which are combined with education and science streams. The ATEP was established a decade ago by the Faculty of Education to meet an acute need for Aboriginal teachers and teachers with an understanding of Aboriginal histories and perspectives in classrooms. “The success and longevity of these initiatives shows the commitment uAlberta has to Indigenous education, from academic instruction to policy development and beyond,” says Martin Ferguson-Pell, Acting Provost and VP Academic. uAlberta News Release