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About Us

The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE) is hosted by First Nations University of Canada, which has a 40-year history of being Indigenous-owned, operated, and controlled. The Centre is grounded in principles of respect, reciprocity, and relationship, which are understood in Indigenous ways and honoured according to Indigenous protocols and customs.

We Are Indigenous

The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE) is uniquely Indigenous, elevating Indigenous perspectives of Indigenous education and incorporating Indigenous values. Read more...

Mission & Vision

We highlight innovative and exciting examples of Indigenous education from across the country and facilitate collaborative networking. Read more...

Indigenous Education

A distinctly Indigenous approach to working with Indigenous knowledges and peoples is to seek direction and insights directly from communities, rather than imposing a definition upon them. Read more...

Our Logo

The NCCIE logo was designed to reflect the holistic nature of Indigenous education. Learn more about the different meanings within the logo. Read more...

Who Are We?

The Centre privileges community voices, listening to and respecting their perspectives and interests. Read more...

What Do We Do?

The Centre offers different ways of sharing and learning about community stories of Indigenous education. Read more...

How Do We Work?

NCCIE is a national research project that is distinctly Indigenous, from concept to design to implementation. Read more...

Intellectual Property Considerations

All original content - the digital interviews and any other material shared during interviews - are archived with and protected by First Nations University of Canada. Read more...

Governance

NCCIE, in collaboration with Trent University, has established an oversight committee comprised of faculty and staff, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, from the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and Trent's Faculty of Education. Read more...

Reconciliation and NCCIE

With a mandate to support and encourage a strong national presence for collaboration in Indigenous education across Canada, NCCIE.CA is meant to support a key element of reconciliation - education and serves as the gateway for educators across the country, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous - to share and learn from one another. Read more...

In Gratitude

NCCIE extends its gratitude to everyone who has contributed stories about Indigenous education programs and to the regional and national teams who have made this national collaboration possible. Read more...