Yukon College's Indigenous Self-Determination programs have been developed in partnership with Yukon First Nations.

We provide students with a meaningful cultural context to build their leadership skills and work towards their professional goals.

Currently, we offer the following programs, with more programs in development:

First Nations Governance and Public Administration

Learn the practical tools and management skills you need to be an effective and skilled leader in an Indigenous and non-Indigenous government.

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Heritage and Culture

Learn from the past to inform the future.

Combining theory and practice, the Heritage and Culture program prepares you to work in the field of heritage and culture management, with an Indigenous focus.

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First Nations Community Services Administration

Needed: skilled and knowledgeable employees.

From computer skills to accounting to program management and development, the program is made up of short, practical courses for today’s First Nations government workers.

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First Nations Governance-Building Workshops

Gain the skills, tools and abilities necessary for effective First Nations governance and administration in northern governments.

Offered in partnership with Yukon Government, these targeted and specific two-day workshops allow you to focus on what is most relevant for your work and the growth of your community.

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First Nations Leadership Training

This course is ideal for newly-elected and appointed officials as well as established officials who are considering taking on new leadership roles within their governments. It is designed to provide you, as a community leader, with a basic grounding in governance and public administration, as well as the tools to apply leadership skills in your work.

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