Canadore College and Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) entered into a formalized education agreement, Canadore College announced today via a press release.
Officials say through the agreement, the two organizations commit to develop community capacity, deliver education and training programs, develop and teach programming, create accelerated transfer pathways and share Indigenous Knowledge in a way that is consistent with First Nations Principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) and community protocols.
“Six Nations Polytechnic looks forward to creating a strong partnership with Canadore College and working together for the success of our students,” said Rebecca Jamieson, president and CEO of SNP.
“We all share the responsibility of preserving, promoting and imparting the centuries-long knowledge developed and nurtured on our lands and in our culture.”
Canadore and SNP will immediately begin planning for programs and program delivery. Key areas of focus will be on health and wellness, media, and trades and technology.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the very progressive Six Nations Polytechnic,” said George Burton, president and CEO at Canadore College. “Our organizations place the highest importance on the well-being of each and every one of our students, a principle that extends to families and communities.”
The partnership between Canadore and Six Nations Polytechnic will provide students with enhanced educational choices and pathways.
Students can look forward to programs starting soon at SNP’s Brantford Campus, but no specific start date has been announced yet.
Six Nations Polytechnic is described as a unique post-secondary organization, recognized by the community, government, and institutions of higher learning, as a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Knowledge.