Yukon launches first made-in-YK Bachelor Degree program

May 16, 2018

Yukon College has received approval from the Government of Yukon for its new Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance and has announced that it is accepting students into the three-year program. “This first made-in-Yukon degree is a shining example of Yukon College’s commitment of collaboration with Yukon First Nations,” said Yukon President Karen Barnes. “We have developed the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance in partnership with all 14 YK First Nations and it is much stronger due to their guidance and input.” The program includes all courses from the First Nations Governance and Public Administration certificate program, as well as new Liberal Arts electives and six new courses. Students will benefit from the experience and insight of YK First Nations leaders, Elders, and former Chiefs. “This is the greatest news,” said Yukon student Meta Williams. “I am so happy there is a degree I can take here in the Yukon and don’t have to move outside to complete my education.” Yukon (1) | Yukon (2)