Yellowquill College is Manitoba's first First Nations-governed post-secondary institution. The First Nation owned and operated college was founded in October, 1984, by the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council.
The belief at Yellowquill is that the education of Native people is both the right and the responsibility of Native people. Native people have the leadership and knowledge needed to implement and maintain an effective post-secondary institution. The Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council has accepted the obligation of administrating the funds provided by the government of Canada for the education of adult Native people. Education and training are an integral part of the process of Indian self-government and economic and social development.