Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning is internationally recognized for its innovative and vital research and university program delivery. Dechinta’s success demonstrates the power of what can happen when the principles of both the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation are applied in action. The collaborative teaching and research environment demonstrates a clear commitment to valuing Indigenous knowledge, and is aligned with the growing commitments by all levels of society to supporting Indigenous-led research and development. We are a globally recognized organization, with faculty that includes northern leaders in the field of Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Law, and guest faculty drawn from interdisciplinary fields including Environmental Science and Monitoring, Geography and Fine Arts.

Dechinta Centre of Research and Learning is a destination institution for students and researchers specializing in Indigenous studies from across Canada and internationally. Dechinta is recognized as best-practice in Indigenous post-secondary education and research, with multiple research partnerships and faculty who are recognized as the leading thinkers in areas such as Indigenous law and politics, language, land based pedagogies, community research. At the core of Dechinta’s success are ongoing relationships and collaborations with Indigenous communities and governments. 

Language, culture, arts and Indigenous science programs. 


Learn from Indigenous Elders, community leaders and academics in a land-based community

Our Mission

Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning is a community-led educational experience established in Denendeh and delivered across the land. We deliver Indigenous centred arts, culture, language and educational programming in an innovative land-based environment. We support diverse needs and inclusive participation.


Our Vision

Dechinta believes in supporting self-determining and sustainable Northern communities rooted in Indigenous knowledge and values. We imagine a future of cultural revitalization through a reconnection with the land.


Contact us for more information about our programs, or to register for our next semester! 

Email: admin@dechinta.ca

Phone: 867-445-1897

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