Posts by Indigenous Education

Indigenous Language Revitalization through Land-based Learning

June 27, 2018

Red River College is offering a week-long accredited course that uses land-based learning to support language revitalization. You’ll learn from local Elders and certified Indigenous language teachers working in language revitalization programs in Winnipeg school divisions.

This is the third course being offered as part of the Indigenous Language program at Red River College. It is open to anyone, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners. Course content and methodology will accommodate both fluent and non-fluent speakers.

This course can be taken as part of RRC’s Indigenous Language Certificate program, or as a stand-alone course to increase competency in land-based education. Come and learn with us and our community as we revitalize language through our relationships to the land, people, teachings, ceremonies and songs.

This is a 40-credit-hour course, which counts as three credits. For more information, contact Linda Bulka at lbulka@rrc.ca.

The course cost is $599. To apply for a bursary, contact Darlene Funk at dfunk@rrc.ca.

To register: visit rrc.ca/irl or phone 204.632.2180.

Download the poster for the course here.

Indigenous Education Programs for 2018/2019

June 19, 2018

We have recently undergone some exciting new developments and are pleased to announce the launch of five new academic programs coming this fall 2018. We know offer 8 courses through Red River College Indigenous Education.

Click on links below for more information on Indigenous Education programs for 2018/2019:

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Aspiring Student Manager, Frank Parkes, at 204-632-2534 or fparkes@rrc.ca.

 

Indigenous Education Open House

May 18, 2018

Open House PosterRed River College Indigenous Education has recently implemented a new strategic vision that focuses on the long-term success of our Indigenous students through the redevelopment of our Indigenous Student Support Services, as well as changes to our academic programming.

We have recently undergone some exciting new developments and are pleased to announce the launch of five new academic programs coming this fall 2018.

To help spread the word on these exciting new post-secondary educational opportunities for students we would like to extend an invitation to you to join us at our upcoming Indigenous Education Open House on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Our Open House will take place at the Notre Dame Campus in our Indigenous Student Support Centre, Building F, 2nd Floor, Room F209, where aspiring students and guests will have the opportunity to learn about the five new programs in detail, gather information about Indigenous support services, as well as the opportunity to apply the same day.

The new programs are:

  • ACCESS Pathway to Health Programs (10-month transitional program)
  • ACCESS Pathway to Engineering Technology Programs (10-month transitional program)
  • Culinary Skills Certificate (10 months)
  • Indigenous Social Enterprise (2 years)
  • Indigenous Language Certificate Program (10 months)

In addition to sharing information about our new and current programming, we will also be promoting a new Indspire Brighter Futures bursary for those who are ready to apply to one of our five new programs.

To qualify for this bursary, aspiring students will require proof of Indigenous ancestry, demonstrated financial need, a Social Insurance Number, official high school transcripts and complete the online Indspire Brighter Futures application.

Aspiring students, who meet all the criteria in addition to academic admission requirements to one of our new programs, will receive a bursary from Indspire that will cover the cost of the application fee, tuition and books. More information will be provided at the event and support staff will be on site to guide students through the application process.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Aspiring Student Manager, Frank Parkes, at 204-632-2534 or fparkes@rrc.ca.

Learn a Traditional Language

January 9, 2018

New Language Courses at RRCRed River College is offering two new Anishinaabemowin language and culture courses, created to support Indigenous language revitalization in Manitoba schools.

The accredited courses are the first of their kind to be offered by RRC, and will be delivered through a partnership between its Schools of Indigenous Education and Continuing Education.

The Introduction to Anishinaabemowin Language and Culture course — geared to non- or semi-fluent speakers — begins in February 2018, while the Level 2 course for intermediate and fluent speakers starts in the spring.

Both will be offered on a part-time basis to K-12 educators in the province, and to anyone else who may be interested.

“As a College, we are taking the lead to provide more opportunities for educators to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous language and identity, and to continue to strengthen partnerships with Indigenous learners in our community,” says Rebecca Chartrand, RRC’s Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy.

To learn more about the courses and see registration information, visit rrc.ca/acl.