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Indigenous leaders fight for bigger role in new N.W.T. university – CBC

“This is our golden opportunity to go back to who we are as Indigenous people,” chief says

Nov 24, 2020

Indigenous leaders in the N.W.T. are asking for a bigger role in Aurora College’s transition into a polytechnic university.

Hotıì ts’eeda, a research unit for the Tłı̨chǫ government, released a discussion paper earlier this month arguing for a new governance structure at the university.

The discussion paper is in response to the initial discussion paper for the future polytechnic, released by the N.W.T. Department of Education, Culture and Employment last August. It suggested two governing bodies with at least five board members who are residents of the territory. Three of the members must be Indigenous.

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