Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, School of the Environment
Indigenous Environmental Studies & Sciences Diploma (YKDFN Dechita Naowo)
Study in a unique program that blends Western sciences with Dene Traditional Knowledge while offering experiential learning opportunities grounded in Yellowknives Dene First Nations Culture.
- Earn a diploma from Trent University while studying in the Northwest Territories
- Apply your learning in contexts specifically related to the culture and ecology of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation in the Northwest Territories
- Fast-track your bachelor’s degree by transferring your diploma credits to the IESS B.A or B.Sc. program, or a general B.A. or B.Sc. degree program
- Study in Trent University’s first locally delivered program with a Northern First Nation
- Indigenous or Non-Indigenous Government Policy Specialist
- Environmental Educator
- Natural Resource Manager or Researcher
- Indigenous Corporate Liaison Officer
- Indigenous/Private Sector Liaison
- Park Warden
- Environmental Activist
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- Students apply directly to the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Dechįta Nàowo Post-Secondary Education Department with the recommendation for admission made to Trent University.
- To qualify, students must have successfully completed the equivalent of Ontario Grade 12 or qualify as a mature student.
- For more information, contact the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Dechįta Nàowo Post-Secondary Education Department at (867) – 873 - 9037
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