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Verdde begins

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non-traditional circumpolar mobility program for indigenous student teachers

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Verdde begins

  1. 1. VERDDE: 10 YEARS OF COOPERATION • To strengthen cooperation within the UArctic in the field of teacher training, research and the teaching of indigenous languages and cultures • To support circumpolar mobility for non-traditional students
  2. 2. 10 YEARS OF VERDDE • 2004-develop concept, sign agreement— the first UArctic thematic network is born! • 2005-NAC faculty visit SUC; SUC students complete credit course at NAC, SUC faculty visit NAC • 2006-NAC students and faculty complete action research project at SUC • 2006—NAC instructor teaches for 3 months at SUC • 2007-09 mobility slows down
  3. 3. VERDDE CONTINUES • 2009 Indigenous knowledge sharing in Human Services—NAC students and faculty present at SUC • 2010 Canadian federal funding support dries up • 2010-12 Sami students study at NAC, informal SUC faculty and staff visits • 2013 International conference on Indigenous Education in Iqaluit—Verdde seeks new partners • 2014 Verdde Agreement renewed, new initiatives developing
  4. 4. Arctic College students head to Norway in 2009

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