Colleges and Institutes are key providers of applied post secondary education for Indigenous communities across Canada. They are often the only post secondary institution present in remote northern communities and many of them have been working actively to create curriculum that respect indigenous values and cultures.
Colleges and institutes respect and recognize that Indigenous people include First Nation, Métis and Inuit people, having distinct cultures, languages, histories and contemporary perspectives.
They recognize that indigenous education emanates from the intellectual and cultural traditions of Indigenous peoples in Canada. They also believe that Indigenous education will strengthen colleges’ and institutes’ contribution to improving the lives of learners and communities.
In order to reaffirm the importance of Indigenous education, Colleges and Institutes Canada, in consultation with its members and partners in indigenous communities has developed an Indigenous Education Protocol. This important document underscores the importance of structures and approaches required to address Indigenous peoples’ learning needs and support self-determination and socio-economic development of Indigenous communities.
This protocol is founded on seven principles that aim to guide the institutions who will agree to sign on to this aspirational document.
Signatory institutions agree to:
IEP Multi-year Work Plan
IEP Multi Year Work Plan – Year One Notes
IEP Multi Year Work Plan – Year Two Notes
IEP Multi Year Work Plan- Year Three Notes
Updates on Initiatives Under the Indigenous Education Protocol_AEC April 2017
Indigenous FNMI Academic and Support Services – Themes and Linkages