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Heritage and Culture

  • One-year certificate, full-time with options available for part-time studies
  • September or January start

An effective heritage department can be a tremendous asset to an Indigenous government. Such a department roots the entire government in its past and uses that knowledge to inform its future. Combining theory and practice, the Heritage and Culture program prepares you to work in the field of heritage and culture management, with a focus on Indigenous heritage and culture.

Topics covered in the program include the history of Yukon First Nations; public administration; archives and collections management; the preservation of traditional knowledge, language and culture; and anthropology. You will develop a foundation of professional ethics and values, self-awareness and critical thinking, and an understanding of heritage issues within your community.

Although the focus is on Yukon First Nations heritage and culture management, students are also encouraged to draw on Indigenous experiences and issues from elsewhere.