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Indigenous Studies at Trent University

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Indigenous Studies at Trent University


Indigenous Studies

A group of students studying in the First People's House of Learning. They're sitting in a circle.Learn how Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world are shaping our globe through a creative blend of Indigenous and Western knowledge. Here, 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 benefit from experiencing cross-cultural learning.

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Study at the first university in Canada, and only second in North America, to establish an academic department dedicated to the study of Indigenous peoples
  • Participate in experience-based learning through direct interactions with elders and traditional teachers
  • Engage in hands-on research projects that make a difference in local communities

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Community Activist
  • Government Policy Specialist
  • Politician
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Aboriginal Corporate Liaison Officer