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The Indigenous Collective is an international indigenous group of partners that use (PLA-Prior Learning Assessment or PLAR-Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition or RPL- Recognition of Prior Learning). All 3 processes are the same.

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El Colectivo Indigena es un grupo indigena internacional de socios que utilizan (ERAP– Evaluacion y Redonocimiento del Aprendizaje Previo o RAP- Reconocimiento del Aprendizaje Previo).

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Indigenous Knowledge and Portfolio sessions – Day 3

By on June 16, 2016

  Pedro’s slides in pdf: Pedro   Paul’s power point of the Collective Paul Nanaimo 2016    


Indigenous Portfolio Sessions highlighted at VIU

By on June 16, 2016



Pictures from conference

By on June 13, 2016

We Rise Again Stronger-Con Más Fuerza Nos Volvimos A Levantar

By on March 22, 2016


Conference : Indigenous Knowledge and Portfolio Dialogue Sessions May 16-19, 2016 Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC

By on March 21, 2016

For further details contact: Sharon Hobenshield, Director of Aboriginal Education & Engagement Email: sharon.hobenshield@viu.ca

Announcing Indigenous Knowledge Conference May 16-19 in Nanaimo, British Columbia

By on January 28, 2016

From the ashes with incredible hard work comes a brand new Ruka

By on January 27, 2016


Burning Down of the Mapuche Association Taiñ Adkimn’s Ruka at the University of Chile’s Antumapu Campus

By on December 19, 2015

The Mapuche Association Taiñ Adkimn expresses its deep concern and sadness for the fire which occurred the night of Tuesday December 8, 2015, and with it the loss of two of its rukas located in the vicinity of the School


Incendio de ruka de la Asociación Mapuche Taiñ Adkimn en el campus Antumapu de la Universidad de Chile

By on December 14, 2015

  Incendio de ruka de la Asociación Mapuche Taiñ Adkimn en el campus Antumapu de la Universidad de Chile La Asociación Mapuche Taiñ Adkimn expresa su profunda preocupación y tristeza por el incendio sufrido en la noche del día martes


Pictures taken during the week of the VI International Indigenous Symposium in Santiago, Chile

By on September 3, 2015

Canada supports the Sixth International Indigenous Symposium in Chile

By on September 1, 2015

  The Embassy of Canada in Chile has once again provided support for the VI Annual Symposium entitled “Ancestral Knowledge and Interculturalism”. It took place on August 26 & 27 at the University of Chile’s La Pintana Campus. The symposium


8 Canadians attend VI International Symposium in Santiago, Chile

By on August 31, 2015

8  Canadians attended the VI International Indigenous Symposium in Santiago, August 26 & 27.These included: Sharon Hobenshield (Director of Aboriginal Education) from Vancouver Island University(VIU) in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Florence James (Elder) from VIU in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Geraldine Manson (Elder) from VIU

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VI Symposium-Simposium August 26 & 27 in Santiago, Chile

By on August 13, 2015

      Announcing the VI International Indigenous Symposium on August 26 & 27 in Santiago, Chile            

26th Annual PLAR Conference

By on May 1, 2015

    Click on the above image to register PROGRAM booklet 2015

GG State Visit Chile and Colombia

Maria Hueichaqueo presented with Governor General’s Chile Visit Medallion at Friends of Canada Reception December 1, 2014

By on April 15, 2015

Updated : Thursday April 16,2015 – received pictures from Canadian Embassy for Chile – Thanks so much Annie     The Governor General of Canada, David Johnson presented a Governor General’s Chile Visit Medallion to Maria Hueichaqueo for her continued and exceptional service


Details of 26th Annual PLAR Conference are now available

By on February 4, 2015

Theme: PLAR as a Catalyst for Change: Casting the Net Wide and Deep Dates: Tuesday May 26-Friday May 29, 2015 Where: Travelodge Hotel, Belleville Ontario Please explore the links below for the full details of the conference. Invitation Letter Sponsorship


Season’s Greetings

By on December 24, 2014


Equipo Salud Intercultural (Intercultural Health Team) Tain Adkimn Video

By on December 23, 2014

Wonderful video showing the activities of  Tain Adkimn.

Paul Zakos

Response to Pedro from Paul Zakos

By on December 23, 2014

Estimado Pedro, Thank you for the warm greetings. In return I send warm greetings from chilly but not yet cold Ontario. We have climbed many mountains together in the past decade and spent some time grazing in the valleys. I