The Department of Indigenous Studies

What is Indigenous Studies? (The Department of Native American Studies is being changed to "Indigenous Studies")

Indigenous 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 Indigenous Studies, you’ll have access to Aboriginal instructors, who are often nationally or internationally renowned, seasoned professionals with real-world experience.

Indigenous Students' Union (ISU)

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

Native Awareness Week

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