Last March 18, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Tshakapesh Institute and UQAC, through Centre des Premières Nations Nikanite and Centre d’études universitaires de l’est de la Côte-Nord. The purpose of this agreement is the development of research and promotion of success in First Nations University students. The Tshakapesh Institute-Research and University Offices were officially opened during the signing of the agreement ceremony at Centre d’études universitaires de l’est de la Côte-Nord of UQAC, in Sept-Îles.
This agreement focuses on the development of training programs, teaching and research projects in the fields of culture, language, and Aboriginal education. Dialogues will be initiated between university researchers and Aboriginal communities, since their needs can be expressed by the Tshakapesh Institute.
This new collaboration will promote academic achievement through educational development projects related to Aboriginal culture, including projects in science and history.
The common desire to work collegially to meet the needs of the Innu communities pertaining to training, research and academic development as well as to encourage Aboriginal students to access higher education underlie this agreement. It is a pride for Tshakapesh Institute and UQAC to support research and academic studies of Innu students.
To learn more about the Tshakapesh Institute, its mission and values, please visit the website.
New collaboration agreement between the Tshakapesh Institute and UQAC, UQACtualité
An agreement to promote the university studies among Aboriginals, Radio-Canada
On this photo : to the left, mister Roberto Gauthier, directeur du Centre d’études universitaires de l’est de la Côte-Nord; to the right, mister Marco Bacon, directeur du Centre des Premières Nations Nikanite; at the center, mister Louis Vollant, directeur général de l’Institut Tshakapesh.