Indigenous Education


Self Declare and Be Recognized

We believe that what we’re doing is working when it comes to fostering an environment where our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We also believe we can and must do more to expand, enhance and celebrate our unique differences that makes RRC Polytechs so special. It’s important to self-declare because RRC Polytech strives to create an environment that reflects the diversity of the population we serve.

Historically, persons of Indigenous ancestry faced barriers in the workplace and in education institutions. It is RRC Polytech’s intention to ensure under-represented groups are given the opportunity to participate equitably in educational opportunities consistent with their abilities and aspirations.

In order to measure our progress and deliver effective programs, it is critical that the College maintains accurate information about our students.

Declaring your Indigenous status also allows us to send you information and opportunity listings you might not hear about otherwise. Indigenous Student Support and Community Relations can also help with applications for First Nation or Metis status so call or email us today!

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RRC Polytech is dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and graduating Indigenous learners.

If you are First Nation, Non-Status, Métis, or Inuit, there are many support services that can help enhance your success as a student and make life at the College a positive experience.

You can access these support services by voluntarily declaring your Indigenous status as follows:

  • When you first apply using the RRC Polytech application, either printed or online, it is important that you declare your Indigenous status
  • Join the Indigenous Support Services and Community Relations Keep Informed email list to get connected to RRC Polytech and the Indigenous community

By doing so, you will:

  • Be alerted to events, workshops, scholarships and awards, Elder visits, graduation pow wow, community gatherings, and recreational and cultural activities
  • Benefit from enhanced programming, counseling and other support services

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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