Yellowquill University College is Manitoba’s only independent First Nation post-secondary institution, owned and operated by First Nations. Yellowquill University College is currently located on the Long Plain First Nation on Treaty 1, the ancestral and traditional homeland of Anishinaabe peoples, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founded in 1984, the institution is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of Chiefs of the member nations of the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council.  Yellowquill University College specializes in First Nation education. Yellowquill University College provides high quality certificate, diploma, and degree programs in an “environment that preserves and enhances culture and tradition” at its main campus, off-campus, and in partnership with many surrounding First Nations communities.


Yellowquill University College is a member of the First Nations Adult & Higher Education Consortium (FNAHEC); the institution was awarded a National Indigenous Accreditation Board (NIAB) accreditation certificate in 2017.


Yellowquill University is very proud of its accreditation and prominently displays it on all marketing materials.  Attaining accreditation by Indigenous scholars is a very meaningful process in our work in post-secondary education.

Vision Statement

“Yellowquill University College is a First Nation accredited educational institute of excellence, preparing and advocating for students to meet the needs of the 21st century and beyond while providing an appropriate environment that preserves and enhances culture and tradition.”

Mission Statement

“Mandated and established in 1984 by the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, Yellowquill University College embraces all learners and provides holistic education and training.  The college encompasses a team of dedicated and supportive professionals guiding our learners to achieve excellence and success in education, employment, and economic development.”

Key Programs

  • Business Certificate
  • Aboriginal Financial Manager Diploma
  • First Nations Management and Administration Diploma
  • First Nations Child and Family Services Worker Diploma
  • Community Health Worker Program Certificate/Diploma (Modular)
  • First Nations Community Management Diploma (Modular)
  • Mature Student High School Diploma (on-campus as well as many First Nation community sites)
  • First Nations Rehabilitation Assistant Diploma (in partnership with First Nation Education Resource Centre (MFNERC)
  • First Nations Addictions and Mental Health Diploma
  • First Nations Bachelor of Teaching Degree (in partnership with MFNERC)


480 Madison Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 1J1
Phone: 204-953-2800
Fax: 204-953-2810