Download our Departmental Brochure

Download our Departmental Brochure



For the full Elders Gathering 2017 schedule

Indigenous Insights - Indigenous Environmental Studies Presents:

Utsuk - The Story of Fat

Dan Longboat, Chris Furgal, TRACKS and Barbara Wall among others will

present their program for those interested in learning more about the integration of Western Science and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge.

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm, Friday March 3, Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space - all are welcome, no charge.

We are pleased to present the short videos developed by students in the Foundations of Indigenous Studies class of 2015-16.


Summer Course Offerings now on line 


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

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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;