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Indigenous Studies

School Department: 

The Department of Indigenous Studies is grounded in the intellectual and cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples in Canada (including First Nations, Non-Status, Inuit, and Métis) and around the globe. Students from all backgrounds and disciplines explore the unique complexities and broad, diverse cultures associated with Indigenous studies.

Indigenous Studies maintains at its core a focus on policies, acts, and treaties that have and continue to affect the lives of Indigenous peoples and communities. Our professors have backgrounds in politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, human ecology, natural resources management, and law.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year, 4-year or Honours) with a Major in Indigenous Studies. Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in Indigenous Studies as a secondary area of interest.

The department also offers a Joint Indigenous Studies/Self-Government Administration degree/diploma with Red River College, as well as a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance – see separate fact sheets for these two programs. Employees of Red River College who are interested in the special Red River College Cohort Stream to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Indigenous Studies from UWinnipeg should consult Red River College Human Relations for guidance and funding.

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