Indigenous Education at Athabasca University launched its official existence within the University in the fall of 2001. The opening launch of a presence that addressed the issues, needs and goals of Indigenous Education at Athabasca University was celebrated with the Canadian premiere screening of Yolngu Boy at the Provincial Museum of Alberta. The Gala attracted people of all ages and all backgrounds within the surrounding community. It was an opportunity for the Indigenous Education unit within Athabasca University to become known to the community. The evening Gala proved to be a huge success as people gathered to be entertained by ASANI, an aboriginal women's vocal group, Derrik Starlight, an Aboriginal puppet master and finally the Canadian screening of the Australian film Yolngu Boy. The Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research would like to thank all those people that helped make the launch of Indigenous Education at Athabasca University a huge success.
Updated July 16 2015 by Student & Academic Services