Indigenous Studies

Work more effectively with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples by learning about traditional teachings, theories, and practices.


Explore the cultural insights and strengths essential for the creation of a healthy future for the next seven generations.

The program in Indigenous Studies promotes an understanding of Indigenous peoples, their traditions, aspirations, and participation in local, national and international communities.

It is inclusive of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis perspectives. Courses are available on topics including Anishinaabe and Cree language and culture, politics and law, social justice, traditional environmental knowledge, and health and wellness.

The department excels in the innovative and land-based teaching of Indigenous knowledge. Students have access to Elders and a designated lounge where academic assistance is readily available. 

Key Features

Program is inclusive of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
Access to Elders available for knowledge sharing and counselling, and a lounge with assistance on academic matters from the departmental Chair are keys to student success.
Benefit from the study of “the spirit of things,” as opposed to empirical or entrepreneurial approaches.

Career Opportunities

Education, environment, natural resources, arts, history, research, health, law, politics, social work, public, private, and non-governmental organizations (NGO) sectors, provincial or federal government, within First Nations communities, urban aboriginal organizations, aboriginal relations branches of resource-based private corporations.

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