Language Proficiency Training
Do you want to learn your ancestral Yukon First Nation language?
Do you want to pass your language on to future generations?
THIS IS THE PROGRAM TO GET YOU STARTED!
About the Indigenous Language Proficiency Program
The Yukon Native Language Centre: Council of Yukon First Nations, in partnership with Simon Fraser University, offers a language proficiency certificate program. This program can be taken for credits, or students can just attend and participate. The program can be taken full-time (three courses per term) or on a part-time basis. All courses are offered at the Yukon Native Native Language Centre in Yukon College, however, should a First Nation government want the courses delivered at the community level, a partnership arrangement can be developed with the Yukon Native Language Centre.
The objective of the Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Program is to contribute to the revival, revitalization and maintenance of Yukon First Nation languages and to directly support students to become fluent speakers with the ability to pass the language on to future generations. The objectives of the program are:
- Increase proficiency and fluency from complete beginner to intermediate levels in one’s language
- Promote and support a deeper understanding of and connection to one’s culture and heritage through the language.
- Provide participants with an opportunity to begin or continue post-secondary education and receive an accredited certificate.
How to register
Registration for Winter 2023 courses open November 7 – 30, 2023, for Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Programs.
Visit the Language Classes page
For more information, please contact YNLC:
Physical Address: Yukon University – Ayamdigut Campus
Mailing Address: Box 2799 | Whitehorse, Yukon YT | Y1A 5K4
Student Funding Sources
Students interested in applying for financial aid listed below are responsible for enquiring and applying through the appropriate agency as indicated in the description. Please be advised that the following are external sites.
Funding and financial assistance opportunities:
- NIB Trust Fund
The National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund accepts applications for education programs aimed at healing, reconciliation and knowledge building
- Indspire – Indigenous education, Canada’s future
Indspire provides hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and awards to thousands of Indigenous students every year
- Yukon Government – Scholarships and Awards
A comprehensive list of scholarships and awards provided by various organizations throughout Yukon
- Yukon Grant
The Yukon Grant is available for Yukon students who are taking full-time post-secondary classes at a designated institution
- SFU Student Services – External Awards and Resources
A comprehensive list of financial aid and awards for students who are seeking university credits and completing the Certificate and Diploma Programs