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 of Alberta has 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.
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 University of Alberta- Faculty of Extension.
Current citation & certificate students – For those already admitted as citation & certificate students — that is, those who previously had their application accepted to the program — the primary relationship for their program will still be with the Faculty of Extension. Requirements for the program — that is, the courses you’ll need to take to complete the citation & certificate — will remain unchanged, and you will be able to transfer all of your ICIR courses between the two institutions (UAlberta and YTC), with no fees charged for transferring course credits.
New applicants – New students applying to ICIR, will be welcomed into their program by YTC, which will be their main point of contact for any administrative support they may need. Students who haven’t applied to the program but have completed one or more Indigenous-content courses at Extension will apply to the certificate through the YTC and transfer their courses with no fees charged.
The ICIR certificate requires students to complete the following 5 core courses:
The ICIR certificate requires students to complete 100 credit hours. The electives offered though YTC are:
The electives offered through UAlberta are:
Indigenous Laws, Lands and Current Government Relations (21 hours)
Environment and Livelihood (21 hours)
Land-based course - location TBD.
Organizational Culture and Negotiation Preparedness
Worldview and History
Community and Economic Development
$995 / course
$1,195 / land-based course
Apply using our online form.
Please note: Applicants who apply for the ICIR or ICE programs are not required to pay for the $75 application fee.