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Apply for Summer 2023!

Apply now for Dechinta’s next accredited course - a three week hide camp from May 29th to June 16th 2023 in Chief Drygeese Territory, NWT. The deadline to apply is February 17th, 2023! 

Complete a university course at Dechinta while learning on the land! This course will introduce students to hide tanning as an approach to understanding Indigenous governance and self-determination. This course can also go towards the Dechinta’s Certificate in Land and Community Based Research. Scholarships to cover tuition are available, and childcare and onsite accommodations are provided!

If you have any questions about applying for the upcoming summer semester at Dechinta, please email


Summer Hide Camp 2023: Quick Facts

  • Course Dates: May 29-June 16

  • Location: Wiìliìdeh Site, Chief Drygeese Territory, Yellowknife, NT

  • Course Title: "The Land Loves Us Back": Hide Tanning and Self-Determination

  • Cost: $572.91 (UBC Tuition) - Scholarships are available!

  • Child Care Provided: Yes

  • ​​Accommodations Provided: Yes


How to Apply


Download and complete the UBC application form below. Fill it out, save it, and attach it to the Dechinta application form in step three. 


Get a copy of your post-secondary transcripts (if applicable) and attach them to the Dechinta application form in step three

*Note: If you are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution you will also need a letter of permission from your current post-secondary institution to apply.


Complete the Dechinta application form below, attaching your UBC application form and transcripts to the application

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Questions and Student Support

If you have any questions about our summer 2023 hide camp program, or any questions about how to apply, please email us at​

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