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Apply for Fall 2024!

This year we will be offering two courses for our upcoming fall semester on Chief Drygeese Territory (Yellowknife) – INLB 210 and INLB 220. We invite both alumni and new students to join us for our land-based academic programming this fall.

The deadline to apply for our upcoming fall courses is May 31st, 2024!
 
If you have any questions about applying for the upcoming summer semester at Dechinta, please email studentsupport@dechinta.ca.

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Fall Semester 2024: Course Overviews

INLB 210: Land and Self-Determination in Theory
Dates: September 22nd - 27th, 2024
Location: Chief Drygeese Territory (Yellowknife)

 
This course is an introduction to the core theories of Indigenous governance and self-determination as put into practice by Northern Indigenous knowledge holders, artists, cultural practitioners, and community-builders. Students will learn both in the classroom and on-the-land, applying Dene knowledge and theory into practice. 
 
This is a great course for students who are new to Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning accredited programming. 
 
This course works in tandem with INLB 220: Land and Indigenous Self-Determination in Practice, in which students are immersed in land-based practice.


This course is open to students who are attending Dechinta for the first time, as well as for Dechinta Alumni who have completed accredited courses previously with Dechinta.
 


INLB 210: Land and Self-Determination in Practice
Dates: September 27th - May 3rd, 2024
Location: Chief Drygeese Territory (Yellowknife)
 
This course is a 100% land-based course and is required to complete the Dechinta Certificate in Land Based Research. In order to enroll in this course, students must have completed another Dechinta course. Students will spend each day on the land with land-based educators, including Elders, harvesters, and Dene Knowledge Holders. Students will complete 40 hours of land-based practice.
 
Activities will be dependent upon weather and may include setting nets, fishing nets, making dry fish, muskrat trapping, traveling the land, and making projects led by Elders. This course offers students the opportunity to embody and practice the Dene knowledge and land-based skills they are learning together at camp. 

This course is only open to Dechinta Alumni who have completed accredited courses previously with Dechinta.


Dena Kēyeh Sōgadze’ī (We are caring for Dena Country)
Kaska Dena Stewardship Pilot


Dates: October 2-11, 2024
Location: Tū Łídlīni (Ross River, Yukon)

In Partnership with the Dena Kayeh Institute


 

These courses will focus on Kaska self-determination and the ways in which settler colonialism forces Kaska Dena to defend their self-determination, historically and today.

 

Part of the Kaska Dena Stewardship Certificate, and Dechinta Certificate in Land and Community Based Research at UBC.

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How to Apply

1.

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

2.

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.

3.

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 2024 hide camp program, or any questions about how to apply, please email us at studentsupport@dechinta.ca​

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