First Nations' Governance Minor

General Requirements

Students must complete at least four courses (12.0 credit hours), including at least one course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level.Students may not double count courses required for the minor in fulfilling requirements for their major or second minor. The four courses comprising the minor must be distinct from any such major or second minor requirements.For students who complete the required courses, the minor will be acknowledged on the official transcript.Minors are available in the Bachelor of Management degree, Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management degree, Professional Diploma in Accounting, Management Certificate and second degrees in Management.

See also the First Nations’ Governance Minor Program Planning Guide.

Why Complete a First Nations’ Governance Minor?

Want a First Nations’ perspective on management? Learn from highly respected Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals and scholars. When you choose the First Nations’ Governance minor you will gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by First Nations’ communities and peoples. A better understanding of on- and off-reserve issues will help you develop managerial, administrative, and leadership skills needed in government, band administration, financial and resource management, and the oil and gas industry.

Courses Required in the First Nations’ Governance Minor

The four courses required for the minor in First Nations Governance include:

Required Course:
Native American Studies 1000 - Introduction to Native American Studies
Three of:
Native American Studies 2100 - Aboriginal Peoples and Law
Management 3500/Native American Studies 3250 - Financial Management in Aboriginal Communities
Management 3506/Native American Studies 3506 - Aboriginal Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Canada
Management 3590/Native American Studies 3590 - Current Practices in Aboriginal Governments
Management 4507/Native American Studies 4120 - Historical and Legal Aspects of First Nations’ Governments
Management 4508/Native American Studies 4150 - Administrative Aspects of First Nations’ Governments

Note: Students should be aware that some of the above courses have prerequisites which may require taking courses extra to their degrees. Check with an academic advisor for more information.

Note: Minors are linked to your calendar year and some minors may not be available for previous calendar years. Your calendar year will be the year of your most recent admission to the University of Lethbridge. Contact an Academic Advisor for more information (see Academic Advising).