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First Nations Governance

Unique in its approach to aboriginal education, the Bachelor of Management in First Nations Governance offers an interdisciplinary education in a challenging, respectful and academic environment.

The program was developed by the Faculty of Management and the Department of Native American Studies. Students in the program will have access to elders, award-winning faculty members, small class sizes, interactive learning and the opportunity to participate in an active and supportive Native American Students’ Association.

Because the University of Lethbridge is situated in traditional Blackfoot territory, as a matter of respect students are required to take one course in either Blackfoot or Cree.

Degree and Certificate Programs

Students will gain significant insight into First Nations' historical, political, legal and economic issues while acquiring strong business skills and managerial competency. For both the degree and certificate programs students choose one of three specializations:

  • Community, Gender and Traditional Knowledge
  • Governments, Organizations and Politics
  • Law and History

Our innovative, cross-disciplinary First Nations and certificate programs help you develop managerial, administrative and leadership skills. Students can choose a course of study that best fits their academic background and goals:


  • Government
  • Economic development
  • Community organizations
  • Business management

Support Services

  • Elders program
  • Tutorial program
  • Native American Students Association (NASA)
  • Campus and community resources
  • Support personnel
    • Rhonda Crow - FNG Coordinator
    • Elizabeth Ferguson - Native Student Advisor


This major is offered on the following campuses:

  • Lethbridge

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