Yukon College has introduced First Nations core competency requirements for all graduates. Students will now leave the college with knowledge of Yukon First Nations history and culture including residential schools, land claims, and languages. Many programs will require no change as they already meet the new requirements; students who do not receive the instruction in class have the option of taking a one-day workshop, an online course, or an online exam which has been approved by the Council of Yukon First Nations and all 14 Yukon First Nations. The college developed the workshop in 2013 and has since delivered it to 95% of its staff and faculty and a number of local organizations. Colleges and Institutes Canada recently awarded the first Indigenous Education Excellence Gold Award to Yukon College.
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