MWC provides academically rigorous UNB programs enriched with First Nations cultural content, perspectives and pedagogy.
As the UNB centre for excellence in First Nations education, MWC is an equal partner with First Nations educators in research, policy, administration and the development of programs that meet educational needs, as defined by First Nations communities.
The vision of Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre is as follows:
- Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaq identities, languages, values, beliefs, worldviews, ancestral teachings, ways of knowing, knowledge systems and philosophies will flourish within the University of New Brunswick.
- While Wolastoqi and Mi’kmaq students attend UNB, they will be given opportunities to develop a strong cultural foundation as well as academic and professional skills.
- Ultimately, all UNB students, faculty and administrators will be familiar with Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaq histories, languages, worldviews, contributions, treaty rights and cultural, social, economic and political conditions.
The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Vision Statement embraces the principles of respect, sharing, harmony, acceptance and unity in diversity.