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INDG 3202H FA and 3201H WI are available on line - please click here for information to register.

Indigenous People in Canadian Urban Centres
*Offered Fall 2016*
This course surveys the contemporary experiences
of urban Aboriginal people in Canada using Toronto,
Sudbury, and other urban centres to understand
the issues. Specific topics to be explored include:
culture and identity, demographics, youth, Elders,
women, men, the two-spirited community, poverty
and social services, urban Aboriginal governance,
economic success, racism, law and justice as well as
Indigenous-Settler relations in urban centres.

The City as Home: International Perspectives
on Indigenous People in Urban Centres
*Offered Winter 2017*
This course is an international comparative survey
of the contemporary experiences of urban Aboriginal
people in Canada, the United States, Australia,
and New Zealand. With a focus on identity, culture,
connection to place, and a sense of the city as home,
this course explores a diversity of related topics such
as Indigenous rights, rural – urban connections,
community development, and Indigenous-Settler
reconciliation as they are expressed and understood
within each of the four countries. This course is
offered fully online.



If you are interested in being a Teaching Assistant in one of the Indigenous Studies classes, here is a list of options for your consideration.

Please email your offer to assist to David Newhouse who will be assigning those areas later in August.


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Learn how Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world are shaping our globe through a creative blend of Indigenous knowledge and Western knowledge. You will study the historical and contemporary interactions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies, and the cultural foundations of Indigenous life in areas such as performance, literature, politics, ecology and governance. Learn from exceptional faculty with backgrounds in both Western and Indigenous knowledge, and experience cross-cultural learning.

Why Trent?

  • Participate in experience-based learning through direct interactions with Elders and Traditional Knowledge holders
  • Understand the effect of Treaties and the influence they give to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada
  • Engage in research projects that make a difference in the local community

Career Paths

Law / Environmental consulting/ Community Development / Government Policy Analyst / Teacher at every level / Research / Journalist, radio, TV, Internet or print/ Aboriginal Corporate Liaison Officer/ First Nation community and political organizations/Native Language specialist/ Performance artist/ Marketing and Communications/ Board of Education advisor/ writer/ Counsellor/ Recruitment/ 

Popular Courses

Foundations of Indigenous Learning; Introduction to Nishnaabemowin; Indigenous Environmental Studies; Indigenous Masked Dance and Storytelling; Urbanization and Indigenous Peoples; Nanabush's Campfire; Indigenous Women; Colonial Encounters;