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Indigenous Studies at Trent University

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Indigenous Studies at Trent University


Indigenous Studies

Immerse yourself in a cross-cultural education at the first university in Canada, and only second in North America, to establish an academic department dedicated to the study of Indigenous peoples.

Through a unique balance of Indigenous and Western knowledge, students in Trent’s one-of-a-kind Indigenous Studies program have the opportunity to learn how Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world are shaping our globe. At the most established Indigenous Studies program in Canada, you’ll study the historical and contemporary interactions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies, exploring the cultural foundations of Indigenous life in areas such as performance, literature, politics, ecology, and governance.

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Study abroad and learn about Indigenous peoples in the USA or Mexico
  • Develop your Nishnaabemowin, Cree or Mohawk language skills
  • 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