Power Corporation proudly supports the development of the Institute of Indigenous Self-Determination (IISD) at Yukon University (YukonU). This new institute – whose mission is to improve education outcomes for First Nations students – is a partnership between the university and Yukon First Nations.
Committed to recognizing and respecting the unique history and cultures of Yukon First Nations, the two partners are well positioned to collaborate on the development and delivery of culturally relevant mentorship programs designed to build capacity in First Nations communities and promote self-determination. The IISD will not only prioritize the reclamation of Indigenous ways of knowing and being into their programs and research, but it will also focus on celebrating the many successes in self-government already underway by building capacity for those governments.
“These mentorship programs will help fulfill the vision of the university’s inspired collaboration with the 14 Yukon First Nations. We see a very bright future for the university and the peoples of Yukon in the years to come, with YukonU playing a vital role in developing homegrown talent and a next generation of leaders.”