The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
Teach Local – Reach Global
The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was established in August 2002 at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) in Alberta, Canada. WINHEC’s aim is to bring professionals together to achieve common goals through higher education. Members come from many different countries and a variety of diverse areas such as university departments, research organizations and government agencies.
WINHEC Site Accreditation Team with elders at Wollotuka Institute, Newcastle University, Australia, May 2015
WINHEC’s vision is that, ‘We gather as Indigenous Peoples of our respective nations recognising and reaffirming the educational rights of all Indigenous Peoples’. In pursuit of the vision we share a collective goal of Indigenous Peoples of the world united in the collective synergy of self-determination through control of higher education. In doing so we have the common objective of being, committed to building partnerships that restore and retain indigenous spirituality, cultures and languages, homelands, social systems, economic systems and self-determination.