Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the University College of the North’s Natural Resources Management Technology Program
This report was produced as a result of a practicum placement at University College of the North (UCN) by Heidi Cook, student in the Master’s of Development Practice – Indigenous Development program at the University of Winnipeg, from January to April 2014. UCN has endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and is currently engaging in issues of implementation, through its strategic planning and program review processes. For the student, the outcomes were to achieve a better understanding of on-the-ground implementation of the UNDRIP and gain experience in the program review process. Through the practicum, UCN also received an assessment of the existing Aboriginal content of the Natural Resources Management Technology (NRMT) program and recommendations regarding the integration of UNDRIP into the NRMT curriculum, which are the focus of this report.