The Department of Native American Studies

What is Native American Studies?

Native American Studies (NAS) explores art, law, philosophy, health, politics, history, gender studies, ecology, business, customs and language—all from a unique Aboriginal perspective—making this one of the most sought-after programs of its kind in Canada.

In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to investigate First Nations’, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) history, heritage and culture, as well as the contemporary issues that face FNMI communities.

As a student of NAS, you’ll have access to Aboriginal instructors, who are often nationally or internationally renowned, seasoned professionals with real-world experience.

Native American Student Association (NASA)

NAS students have an active presence on campus through the NASA, which sponsors an annual Native Awareness Week and various other community events. Office: A 426 Webpage:

Native Awareness Week

This annual, week-long event consists of a series of free lectures, workshops and the celebration of Native culture.