Using E-Learning to Build Governance Capacity in the Yekooche First Nation: A Case Study of the Yekooche Learning Centre (2010)

In 1995, the Yekooche First Nation, a small and remote community in British Columbia, began treaty negotiations leading to self-government. This document describes a research project undertaken to help the Yekooche First Nation develop an approach to community-based training that would enable members to assume self-government responsibilities once their treaty was ratified.

The research looked at how the Yekooche First Nation used the cluster-based learning model effectively to ensure that the Yekooche Learning Centre played a viable role in community-based learning and self-governance. In cluster-based learning, there is an emphasis on sharing expertise and teaching each other the necessary skills.

According to the findings, the Learning Centre has emerged as a very important and central place within the Yekooche community. It has encouraged skill development; the development of individual and community projects; increased access to other outside resources and support for cultural development and ongoing learning; and the formation of a community gathering place.

Skills acquired through the Learning Centre have helped participants produce a wide range of both individual and, more recently, group projects that feature video, audio, graphical, and textual elements.

The author notes that the centre has helped the community take important steps forward towards enhancing the knowledge and skills that will be helpful in a post-treaty world.

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Doug Hamilton. Using E-Learning to Build Governance Capacity in the Yekooche First Nation: A Case Study of the Yekooche Learning Centre 2010. Web. 2 Jul. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/e_learning/e_learning.pdf>
Doug Hamilton (2010). Using E-Learning to Build Governance Capacity in the Yekooche First Nation: A Case Study of the Yekooche Learning Centre. Retrieved July 2, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/e_learning/e_learning.pdf
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