OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Polytechnic says they are launching an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree program next fall.
The school was the first Indigenous institution in Canada to offer a stand alone degree in Ongwehonwe languages and is now the first to offer an Honours degree in that field of study.
“The Honours Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages advances SNP’s vision to achieve international distinction for excellence in Indigenous education, Indigenous language revitalization and continuance of Indigenous knowledge. SNP is pleased to launch this new degree during the United Nation’s Decade of Indigenous Languages which, starts next year 2022 to 2032,” Rebecca Jamieson, President/CEO.
“The HBAOL introduces new courses intended to provide more opportunities for learners to develop their language skills. In many ways, the launch of the HBAOL is a natural progression in SNP’s language program plan to support Ogwehoweh language revitalization and we are grateful to our learning community for helping to create this opportunity,” Sara General-Deer, Vice-President Academic.
Applications will open in late October 2021. Previous graduates of the BAOL program are encouraged to apply to upgrade their degree. SNP welcomes students of all backgrounds.