The Department of Native Studies offers a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate level in Aboriginal cultures, histories, spiritualities, identities and literatures, as well as in contemporary social, political and economic life. Students also have an opportunity to enroll in one of our language courses, with offerings in Cree and Ojibway.
The Native Studies Major program requires 30 credit hours of Native Studies courses
. The 4 year Advanced Major program requires 48 credit hours of Native Studies courses, however, students may also elect a Native Studies Advanced Major through the Aboriginal Governance Stream which includes a Minor in Business.
Many of our courses emphasize experiential learning and have a field component. One example is the Pangnirtung Summer School Program
that is offered each summer. With this course, students will travel to Pangnirtung, Nunavut for approximately one month, and learn about Inuit culture, governance, and enviromental issues. For more information, click HERE.
Another one of our feature summer programs, is the annual Summer Institute
. Most recently, the Department of Native Studies held a Cree Summer Institute, in which the celebrated playwright and novelist, Tomson Highway, was the guest instructor. For more information on our Summer Institutes, click HERE
||Chief Chris Henderson and Grand Chief Ron Evans attending the 2007 Elders Gathering.|