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Winter 2023 Accredited Courses

Apply Now for Winter 2023 Semester!
Applications due October 7th, 2022

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INLB 210: Land and Indigenous Self Determination, Theory
 
Location: Hybrid land-based and online delivery
Dates: January 9 to March 31, 2023
Faculty: Dr. Lianne Marie Leda Charlie
Cost: $600 (Scholarships Available)

 

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 participate in a weekly online class for 10 weeks, followed by 20 hours of self-directed, regional land-based programming. The land-based component of this class will provide students with the opportunity to apply the theories and practices they have learned in class to their own on-the-land experience. This is a great course for students who are new to Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning accredited programming. A reliable internet connection is required.

Deadline to apply is October 7th, 2022. Apply here.

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INLB 220: Land and Indigenous Self Determination in Practice
 
Location: In person, Mackenzie Island
Dates: January 9 to March 31, 2023
Faculty: 
Dr. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Cost: $600 (Scholarships Available)


This course is a 100% land-based course and is required to complete the Dechinta Certificate in Land Based Research. Students will complete 40 hours of land based practice over the course of our 2023 Dechinta Łiwe Camp, or Fish Camp, on Mackenzie Island. Students must have previously completed, or be currently enrolled in another Dechinta course to take INLB 220.

Deadline to apply is October 7th, 2022. Apply here.

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INLB 201: Living the Dene Laws
 
Location: In person, MacKenzie Island
Dates: April 3-7, 2023
Faculty: Dr. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Cost: $600 (Scholarships Available)

 

This course explores the Dene Laws as a set of ethical practices for living with the land, interacting with peoples from other places, creating Dene economies and political systems, and making communities of care.  Highlighting Dene land based practice and the wisdom of Yellowknives Dene Elders and land-based practitioners, students will deepen their understanding of how Dene build worlds and strong communities in the face of ongoing colonialism. This course is a five-day, in-person, land-based intensive.  

Deadline to apply is October 7th, 2022. Apply here.

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INLB 201: Fish & Indigenous Aesthetic Practice
 
Location: In person, MacKenzie Island
Dates: March 27-31, 2023
Faculty: Dr. Lianne Marie Leda Charlie
Cost: $600 (Scholarships Available)

 

This course takes root in Indigenous aesthetic practice. Indigenous aesthetic practice is a phrase that captures Indigneous Peoples’ culturally-rooted actions of making and creating that are in relationship with and connected to Creation (land, water, animal and spirit worlds, etc.). Students will explore political tensions created by colonialism using their own creative, aesthetic practices – no art experience necessary. We will look specifically at the political tensions concerning fish, which naturally brings into view water and land politics, and the pressures of an increasing and racialized climate crisis. Art, creative expression, and cultural practices of making and creating provide us with tangible and material opportunities to understand and engage with political complexities in creative, self-determined ways. This course is a five-day, in-person, land-based intensive.

Deadline to apply is October 7th, 2022. Apply here.