Academic Programs.

At Mikai’sto, Red Crow Community College, we are inspired to meet the cultural, educational and training needs of the learners aspiring for post-secondary education in Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The Academic Programs offer a unique form of both academic and indigenous knowledge systems while simultaneously students are mentored by eminent scholars educated through decades of involvement in Pommaksinn. 

All course in the Programs have been integrated with Niisitapisskska’takssin, the Blackfoot Knowledge Paradigm. Moreover, students are supported in embracing the transformative educational processes of a renewal of Indigenous ways of knowing, the transfer of sacred sciences and practices.


Indigenous Bachelor of Social Work (IBSW) Program Description. 

The Indigenous Bachelor of Social Work is a specialty degree that applies Indigenous science and pedagogies to social work practice. The Program is situated on the promise that students nurture their self-realization through spiritual experiences in an environment of affinity and integrity.

 Presently, Red Crow Community College is in the process of Recognition by Canadian Association on Social Work Education (CASWE) and National Indigenous Accreditation Board (NIAB). 

As a partner of the First Nations Adult and Higher Education Consortium (FNAHEC), RCCC launched the first Indigenous Bachelor of Social Work degree in the Fall 2017. The program was developed through the vision of First Nation communities and a Council of Elders, who guided the process as a response tothe United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Article 14. 1. 

“Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods to teaching and learning.” 

Application deadline for Fall 2019 - June 15, 2019.

Admission requirements- 20 Arts and Science courses (University Transfer), Social Work Diploma.


Niitsitapi Arts and Science Program Description

The courses are premised on western academic disciplines and focus on Indigenous frameworks which contribute to the construction of purpose and meaning to Indigenous contemporary realities. This integrative approach of western and indigenous epistemologies is the signature uniqueness of the Program.

RCCC has a two-year course transferability to the U of L, liberal arts.  And has 49 courses are Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT).

Application deadline for Fall 2019 is June 15, 2019.


Admission requirements;

Graduate of High school or Equivalency

Prove of Proficiency of English 30-1 or Equivalency

Two confidential Letters of Reference. One mandatory letter from an Eminent Scholar from the Blackfoot Speaking people (Siksiaitsitapi).


Upcoming Programs

Indigenous Masters of Social Work Degree - Fall 2019 – Pending interest.

Indigenous Mental Health Certificate (1 Year) - Fall 2019 - Pending interest.


Contact information:


Academic Programs

Red Crow Community College

Babette Many Bears, Program Assistant

403-737-2400 ext: 8754

Academic Programs

Red Crow Community College

Tania Big Throat, Assistant Registrar