World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
Recognized as an international accrediting authority, WINHEC strengthens and validates indigenous higher education institutions and programs by promoting and acknowledging indigenous epistemology and pedagogy. WINHEC provides an international forum and support for indigenous peoples to pursue common goals through higher education. WINHEC is founded according to the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
On August 5, 2013, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) applied for special accreditation of its Anishinaabeg Gikendaasowinan (the Peoples way of knowing) through the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). Anishinaabeg Gikendaasowinan includes all programs of indigenous study:
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College became a candidate for WINHEC accreditation in fall 2016. A site visit is scheduled to occur on April 24-28, 2017. For a brief overview of WINHEC accreditation, please read the pdf document “What the Heck is WINHEC.”
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