Indigenous Studies B.A.
Indigenous Studies programs encourage students to recognize and revisit societal assumptions; to analyze and critique current realities; to see where we have come from and where we find ourselves today; to where we would like to evolve and how to get there, with a good mind.
Indigenous Studies offers its own theoretical basis of development as well as distinct methodologies. Combining these with the study of a variety of clustered areas of study, the program provides Indigenous approaches to individual, community, national, international and global development.
Indigenous Knowledge, Culture & Languages
The focus on Aboriginal language has inevitably directed learners, including faculty members, to the Elders who retain not only an exquisite fluency in Aboriginal language but who also embody evolved, distinctive perspectives on life, the universe and everything.
Cultural Expressions & Performance
Learn how the Indigenous Performance Arts (dance, literature, media, music & theatre) contribute significantly to the understanding and communications between and with Indigenous Peoples, demonstrating the significance of oral histories and the intergenerational transmission of knowledge.
Diploma in Foundations of Indigenous Learning
The Diploma in Foundations of Indigenous Learning is a two-year program open to Indigenous students who have the equivalent of Grade 12 or who qualify as mature students or whose admission is approved by the director of the First Peoples House of Learning and the Office of the Registrar.