up here: What I Learned at Bush U

September, 2011: Teaching looks a lot like learning at Dechinta Bush University, Blachford Lake, NWT.

“It was June 2010, and we – a group of 30-odd students, instructors, elders, volunteers and children – were entering the second week of a three week pilot semester at the North’s brand new university: the Dechinta Bush University Centre for Research and Learning. This isn’t any old campus. The school is located at Blachford Lake Lodge, 25 minutes east of Yellowknife by float plane on the traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.”

Read the story: What I Learned at Bush U [pdf]

To visit up here magazine’s video about Dechinta, click here.  To learn more about the school, click here.


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