Press Release

Celebrating the Success of Students Enrolled in our Joint "Public Administration in Indigenous Context" Graduate Programs

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Quebec City, Monday, May 16, 2022 — On May 13, representatives of the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) gathered in Quebec City to celebrate the accomplishments of 38 students enrolled in their joint “Public Administration in Indigenous Context” graduate programs. Drawn from the Innu, Huron-Wendat, Cree, Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik), Naskapi, Abenaki, Atikamekw and Anicinape First Nations, graduates of the programs mostly work as administrators, project leaders and professional staff at Indigenous public and community agencies located throughout Quebec.

Since these joint programs were created, more than twenty-five 9-credit microprogram certificates and more than twenty 15-credit short program certificates have been awarded. The programs have also made it possible for some students to obtain a 30-credit specialized graduate diploma (DESS), allowing them to pursue a Master of Public Administration (Management) degree at ENAP. One DESS graduate is currently enrolled in a customized PhD program in Traditional Indigenous Governance at UQAT.

The joint programs reflect a commitment to institutional collaboration on the part of ENAP, UQAT and UQAC. First offered in 2018, they have benefitted from the financial support of Indigenous Services Canada through the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program. They were developed at the request of Indigenous stakeholders, with the support of the First Nations Education Council (FNEC). The programs seek to make a tangible contribution to strengthening governance in Indigenous communities.

Our three institutions are united in a sincere desire to recognize the dedication these students have shown and to congratulate them on their success.

For more information on the programs (French version only)

Media inquiries
Mélanie Lanouette
Corporate Communications / General Secretariat, ENAP
1-418-641-3000 ext. 6660 |

Marie-Ève Lacombe
Communications and Recruitment Branch, UQAT
1-877-870-8728 ext. 2686 (toll-free) |

Marie-France Audet
Director of Communications and Public Relations, UQAC

1-418-545-5011 ext. 5006
Last update : 31 mai 2018