Indigenous Relations
Continuing & Professional Education

Citation
in Indigenous Community Engagement

Designed as a cat­a­lyst for com­mu­ni­ty engagement 

between Indige­nous peo­ple, indus­try, and government

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta and Yel­low­head Trib­al Col­lege (YTC) are pleased to announce a part­ner­ship to joint­ly deliv­er the Fac­ul­ty of Extension’s Indige­nous pro­grams: Indige­nous Com­mu­ni­ty-Indus­try Rela­tions cer­tifi­cate (ICIR) and Indige­nous Com­mu­ni­ty Engage­ment cita­tion (ICE).

This agree­ment brings togeth­er the knowl­edge sys­tems of both insti­tu­tions, their exper­tise and wis­dom in their respec­tive teach­ing areas, and their desire to work togeth­er for the pro­vi­sion of con­tin­u­ing education.

A Step Ahead Toward Reconciliation

Since their launch in 2015, our Indige­nous pro­grams have been deeply con­nect­ed to Indige­nous peo­ples, who have con­tributed their exper­tise through course devel­op­ment, deliv­ery, and con­tent knowl­edge. But much has changed in these last five years. 

As the Truth and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Com­mis­sion of Canada’s Calls to Action brought about recog­ni­tion of Indige­nous peo­ples’ author­i­ty over their ances­tral knowl­edge, the uni­ver­si­ty became increas­ing­ly aware that there is a space for knowl­edge to be shared between our insti­tu­tion and First Nations colleges. 

This new part­ner­ship between UAl­ber­ta and YTC rep­re­sents a step ahead toward rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and the recog­ni­tion of First Nations sov­er­eign­ty and knowledges.

What Co-Deliv­ery Looks Like

Course reg­is­tra­tion – Begin­ning this fall term, all core and elec­tive cours­es that encom­pass First Nations knowl­edge will be deliv­ered through Yel­low­head Trib­al Col­lege. Reg­is­tra­tions for Indige­nous-con­tent cours­es will be processed direct­ly through YTC, while busi­ness elec­tives will still be offered and man­aged by the Fac­ul­ty of Extension. 

Cur­rent cita­tion stu­dents – As an ICE cita­tion stu­dent admit­ted through the appli­ca­tion process, you won’t see any major changes. Your pri­ma­ry rela­tion­ship for the pro­gram is still going to be with the Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion and, as always, we’ll be there for you for any admin­is­tra­tive sup­port you may need. 

Although the require­ments for the pro­gram — that is, the core cours­es and elec­tive hours you’ll need to take to com­plete the cita­tion — will remain unchanged, you will have a wider port­fo­lio of elec­tives to choose from, which will now include busi­ness courses. 

One of the changes tak­ing place is that reg­is­tra­tions for your next Indige­nous-con­tent ICE cours­es will be processed direct­ly by the col­lege. You’ll be able to trans­fer all of your ICE cours­es between the two insti­tu­tions (UAl­ber­ta and YTC), with no fees charged for trans­fer­ring course credits.

New appli­cants – If you are a new stu­dent apply­ing to ICE on or after Octo­ber 21, 2020, you will be wel­comed into your pro­gram by Yel­low­head Trib­al Col­lege (YTC), which will be your main point of con­tact for any admin­is­tra­tive sup­port you may need. If you haven’t applied to the pro­gram but have com­plet­ed one or more Indige­nous-con­tent cours­es at Exten­sion, you will be able to apply to the cita­tion through the YTC. You’ll also be able to trans­fer all of your ICE cours­es between the two insti­tu­tions with no fees charged. 

                                                                   

valuable to anyone who is interested in or responsible for relationship building and engagement with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.

leave with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster better relationships.

curriculum guided by a diverse advisory board.

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Fall & Winter courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • Pay as you go
Earn a Citation
in Indigenous Community Engagement

Complete all four
All core courses are now offered through Yellowhead Tribal College.

  • Indigenous Laws, Lands and Current Industry Government Relations
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment and Livelihood
  • Worldview and History

Complete 20 credit hours of elective options.
Electives below are now offered through Yellowhead Tribal College

  • Current Issues in Indigenous Relations • 21 hrs
  • Indigenous Leadership: from Transaction to Transformation • 21 hrs
  • Organizational Culture and Negotiation Preparedness

If you are a new stu­dent apply­ing to ICE on or after Octo­ber 21, 2020, you will be wel­comed into your pro­gram by Yel­low­head Trib­al Col­lege (YTC), which will be your main point of con­tact for any admin­is­tra­tive sup­port you may need. If you haven’t applied to the pro­gram but have com­plet­ed one or more Indige­nous-con­tent cours­es at Exten­sion, you will be able to apply to the cita­tion through the YTC. You’ll also be able to trans­fer all of your ICE cours­es between the two insti­tu­tions with no fees charged.

This program is comprised of four required 20-hour courses and 20 hours of a selection of electives. Participants will pursue specific interests through their selection of electives. Electives can be taken at any time during the program, provided that the appropriate prerequisites have been met.

Designed for part-time study, the program can generally be completed within one to two years.

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
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