Northern College has signed a historic agreement. The Indigenous Education Protocol raises access and learning for Indigenous students across the country. It was first created to break down barriers faced by Indigenous students, like not having access to post-secondary classes in remote communities.

President of Northern, Fred Gibbons, says by signing the protocol, the school is strengthening their commitment to those communities.

“We have a long-established history of working with local Indigenous communities to develop and deliver post-secondary programming and training opportunities that support the needs and directions of those communities,” says Gibbons. “By signing CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol, we’re strengthening our commitment to those communities, and to being the college of choice for Indigenous learners throughout the north.”

Northern College’s Chair of the Indigenous Council, Michael Miller, says access to high quality education is essential for Indigenous communities.

“Access to high-quality education is essential to the future development and prosperity of all Indigenous communities,” says Miller. “That’s why we are very excited to be signing the new Indigenous Education Protocol, because its seven guiding principles provide clear goals and aspirations for enhancing the programming and services that we provide to our Indigenous learners.”