Six Nations Polytechnic Ontario Budget 2015

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 20151484 Views

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Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is very pleased that Ontario’s commitment to preparing Aboriginal learners for greater post-secondary success and preparation for the labour market was reinforced in Building Ontario Up, Ontario Budget 2015.

Specifically, the budget states:

“…. An additional $5 million in funding through the Postsecondary Education Fund for Aboriginal Learners (PEFAL) to ensure that high-quality postsecondary education and training remain accessible to Aboriginal youth through the Province’s nine Aboriginal Institutes;…”

The additional support for Aboriginal Institutes of higher learning positions Six Nations Polytechnic and other Aboriginal Institutes to achieve even greater student success while continuing to work in partnership with Ontario’s colleges and universities.

“SNP graduates contribute significantly to the economic and social fabric of Ontario and beyond. With the historic commitments to Indigenous education in Building Ontario Up, SNP will have additional capacity to serve the needs of Indigenous learners, graduates and the broader community, for the benefit of all.”

Rebecca Jamieson, President & CEO Six Nations Polytechnic

Six Nations Polytechnic, a member of the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium, also welcomes the opportunity to collaborate in the development of a policy for Aboriginal Institutes in Ontario that recognizes the essential role of Aboriginal Institutes in the post-secondary landscape.

BACKGROUND

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is a unique post-secondary organization, recognized by community, government, and institutions of higher learning, as a centre of excellence for Indigenous Knowledge. SNP currently operates under First Nations jurisdiction in compliance with federal and provincial post-secondary legislation.

SNP has a special mission to support the development and revitalization of Hodinohso:ni languages, culture and Indigenous Knowledge. No post-secondary institution in Ontario or Canada shares this distinct mission. Established in 1993, SNP has delivered community based post-secondary programming for over two decades, in partnership, with publicly funded Ontario Universities and Colleges. SNP learners and graduates are highly successful actively engaged members of the labour market and community.

MISSION

SNP’s unique mission is the preservation, application and creation of knowledge specific to Ogwehoweh languages, culture and knowledge while respectfully interacting and informing other knowledge systems. SNP’s “two-road” epistemology applies in teaching and research that serve the social, cultural and economic needs of our community and society. SNP is committed to the values of Ga’nigǫhi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind) for the benefit of all who share this land.

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