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Indigenous Studies

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Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

Niigaaniiwin – The Art of Leading

Program Coordinator
D. Newhouse, (Onondaga). M.B.A. (Western), B.Sc.
Email: dnewhouse@trentu.ca

The Specialization in Niigaaniiwin – The Art of Leading is available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

The transcripts of students graduating with an Honours degree in Business Administration who have successfully completed the requirements of the Specialization will contain the notation “with a Specialization in Niigaaniiwin – The Art of Leading.”

The" Niigaaniiwin – The Art of Leading" Specialization brings together two knowledge systems– Western business practices and Indigenous ways of knowing and working – with a view to developing students’ ability to work skilfully in the 21st-century business environment.

Specialization requirements include the following 7.5 credits:

  • 5.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1000Y,1500H, 1510H, 3040H, 3401H, 3813Y and 4500H
  • 3.0 INDG credits in addition to the above, including 1.0 from each of the following clusters:
    • Indigenous Knowledge, Culture & Languages
    • Indigenous Lands, Politics & History
    • Cultural Expressions & Performance (students may substitute a practicum field placement (INDG 3860Y), reading course or thesis topic with approval from the Program Coordinator)


Students may count INDG – ADMN credits at the 3000- and 4000-level towards the requirement of 3.0 ADMN elective credits at the 3000- or 4000-level in the B.B.A. program.