YTC, UAlberta partner to offer Indigenous-industry relations program

January 6, 2021
Yellowhead Tribal College and the University of Alberta have partnered to offer an Indigenous community-industry relations certificate and an Indigenous community-engagement citation. The two institutions will share instruction for the two programs: YTC will teach courses that use land-based teaching and that are informed by ancestral knowledge, while UAlberta will teach courses focused on industry and business. The article says that this collaboration recognizes the significance of Indigenous knowledge systems and is a step toward reconciliation. “Indigenous knowledge holders and Indigenous elders: they have PhDs as well,” said Florence Glanfield, vice-provost of Indigenous programming and research at UAlberta. “They have PhDs in the knowledge-systems, and they understand language, and they have so much to offer … institutions such as the University of Alberta.” Edmonton Journal (AB)