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  • Aboriginal Youth Network (Canada) - "a website designed by and for Aboriginal youth in the efforts to create and maintain a unique online youth community nationwide. Here at the AYN, we are interested in serving our Aboriginal youth community across Canada. As more and more of our youth get online, the AYN is working to ensure there is a place in cyberspace where we can connect, make friends, access information, exchange ideas, ideals, values, beliefs and above all, our cultures and traditions"
  • Alaska Native Knowledge Network - "to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia" - in addition the Network covers the circumpolar region
  • Arctic Center - "a separate institute of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. It was founded by the government of Finland on February 1, 1989
  • Aurora College - "to support the development of the Western Northwest Territories by providing: quality education for careers; and a focal point for research and technology development. The College is dedicated to community-centered education and research to allow maximum access to all adults who wish to learn and to document Northern knowledge on which our learning can be based"
  • Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society - "a national not for profit organization that seeks to increase the number of Aboriginal people in the science and technology careers. CASTS strives to pilot, and participate in, educational projects that benefit Aboriginal communities and their people. CASTS also provides a networking mechanism for Aboriginal professionals who wish to extend their circle of contacts"
  • Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta
  • Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association - "a group of academics and other people with an interest in the discipline of Native Studies who have joined the CINSA organization" - the web-site refers to their annual conference in May 2000
  • Center for Northern Studies - "offers multidisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs focusing on the environment, peoples, and history of the circumpolar North. The Center is located in northern Vermont, in the town of Wolcott, an hour's drive from both Burlington and Montpelier"
  • Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) - "promote and facilitate Northern research, toward an understanding of the physical environment, social issues and economic development including sustainable resource development and use; promote and facilitate university credit education and public interest educational opportunities; promote and facilitate north/south understanding by providing a forum for dialogue on significant northern issues; provide logistical, accomodation and service support for independent researchers"
  • Circumpolar Network - "a coalition to focus on ways to improve the education of Native Peoples in the Circumpolar North. Members of this coalition include the Ministries of Education in Alaska, United States of America; Yukon Territory, The Northwest Territory, Northern Quebec, Canada; Greenland; Sweden; Finland; and Russia"
  • Circumpolar Universities Association
  • Community Learning Network - a comprehensive web-site offered by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment of the Northwest Territories (Canada)
  • First Nations Adult and Higher Education Consortium - "to provide quality adult and higher education, controlled entirely by people of the First Nations. Any First Nation institution of adult or post-secondary education can apply to become a member of FNAHEC. With membership comes skillful assistance in establishing programs of education that meet the needs of the First Nation peoples. Furthermore, FNAHEC will serve as a subcommittee to the Treaty Seven First Nations Education Alliance, which consists of educators from Treaties Six, Seven, and Eight of Alberta"
  • Indigenous Pedagogy - "Can this concept be sucessfully implemented within the current curriculum? A Paper by Michelle Rae McKay (B.Ed) ©"
  • Instruction of and in the Sami language in Finland - a report by the Finish Sámi Parliament from December 1997
  • Kativik School Board - "an Inuit-run school board, was created by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement in 1975 to serve the people living in the 14 communities of Nunavik (Northern Quebec, north of the 55th parallel), and to empower the Inuit to take control over their own education. In 1978 the official transfer to the Kativik School Board of the students, teachers and property of the former federal and provincial school systems took place"
  • Leo Ussak Elementary School - "The "Coolest" School in Canada's Arctic and the first school in Canada's Arctic on the WWW", a very rich resource
  • Longhouse - First Nations House of Learning - located at the University of British Columbia, "the Longhouse is a 'home away from home' for First Nations students attending UBC. It is also a gathering place, a place of learning and caring. The values of respect, family, and cultural sharing guide the work of the First Nations House of Learning and the way we interact in the Longhouse"
  • Nakasuk School - a school in the middle of Iqaluit
  • North Consortium - "Canada-European Community Programme for Cooperation in Higher Education and Training"
  • Ulluriaq School - located in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec
  • University of the Arctic - "The Circumpolar Universities Association is currently developing this project in consultation with its member institutions, indigenous peoples, governments, and other interested parties"
  • University of Alberta: Native Studies
  • University of Saskatchewan, Department of Native Studies - "Native Studies represents a multi-disciplinary program of study. It aims at a thorough academic examination of all aspects of Indian, Metis and Inuit societies in Canada, and offers a comparative analysis of Indigenous issues globally"
  • University courses on Svalbard - "a private foundation established by the Norwegian government and owned by Norway's four universities. The objective of the foundation is to offer university-level courses and to perform research relevant to Svalbard's geographical location in the high arctic. This location makes the archipelago an ideal location for both laboratory work, and the collection and analysis of data"
  • Yukon College
    • Yukon Native Language Centre - "a training and research facility which provides a range of linguistic and educational services to Yukon First Nations and to the general public. It is located in the Commons wing of Yukon College, Ayamdigut Campus, Whitehorse, Canada. The Centre is administered by the Council of Yukon First Nations with funds provided by the Government of Yukon"
    • Yukon Native Teacher Education Program - "a four-year Bachelor of Education degree program offered, in conjunction with the University of Regina, at Ayamdigut Campus of Yukon College. Through Y.N.T.E.P., students of Aboriginal ancestry can earn their B.Ed. and become fully qualified teaching professionals. Y.N.T.E.P. is designed to provide students with plenty of classroom experience, often in their home community while they pursue their studies"

  • Yukon Educational Student Network - provides access to educational institutions and resources in Yukon (Canada)

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