In October 2018, Dechinta team members were invited to Whitehorse to testify in front of the 2018 Standing Committee on Finance. Dechinta emphasized the importance of Indigenous-led northern education.
In the recently released Finance Committee Report, recommendation 55 states:
"Support the expansion of post-secondary education delivered in the territories and remote communities, including community-based research and programming, to ensure a sustained, culturally-safe, post-secondary option for Indigenous students and their families."
We continue to lobby the federal government to recognized the importance of supporting land-based post-secondary education so that Indigenous students can continue their education with their families, and in their own communities.
Read the full report, including further mention of Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, here.