Summer Intensive August 5-11th Akaitcho Territory, Denendeh
With Glen Coulthard, Leanne Simpson, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox and YKDFN Elders
This land-based intense delivery course will critically explore the Dene struggle for self- determination since the establishment of the Indian Brotherhood of the Northwest Territories in 1970. Particular attention will be paid in examining the ways in which the Dene have sought to overcome the ongoing effects of colonialism through a variety of means, including efforts aimed at achieving cultural recognition through land claims, self-government and economic development, and by reconnecting and revitalizing the land-based practices and relationships that form the core of many Indigenous peoples’ identities and ways of life.
Successful completion of this course will provide students with the ability to critically synthesize relevant course concepts to under stand cultural, social, political and economic dynamics in Dene and other Indigenous communities. Above all, students will work closely with their instructors and YKDFN elders to learn the importance of revitalizing land-based practices and knowledge as a form of personal and collective decolonization.
$2,500 (Optional – add $875
for University of Alberta Credit)
$2,000 for NWT residents under 25
Flight Yellowknife-Dechinta Return, Room & Board, Course Materials and Instruction, Firearms Possessions and Acquisition certification and boat safety training
Register on-line below or call 1.877.388.2874/1.867.445.1897 for more information.
Mahsi for your interest in Dechinta. We will contact you to confirm your registration and arrange details. At Dechinta we believe that everyone has expertise to share and to teach. We look forward to seeing you at Dechinta!
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