What will I learn?

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.

IS 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.

SAMPLE COURSES

Indigenous Treaties in Canada This course examines the historical relationship between indigenous peoples and the Canadian State as shaped by the negotiations and the signing of the Treaties. Starting from the political/legal position of indigenous peoples as set up by the Royal Proclamation, students study the history, context and application of treaties and treaty-making in Canada.

Biocultural Conservation This course focuses on the interrelationship between indigenous peoples and their environment. Indigenous and local communities contribute with understanding, practices and innovations regarding the use and conservation of biodiversity and natural resources in diverse ecosystems. The value of indigenous knowledge is recognized in international agreements and efforts are made to integrate traditional ecological knowledge into conservation and management programs.

Community Food Security- Indigenous and International Perspectives Community food security provides a rich diversity of self-organized food systems to improve, maintain and enhance health, well-being, resilience and ecological sustainability, originated and nurtured by Indigenous and other marginalized communities. By examining Canadian and international case studies on Indigenous voices, knowledges and perspectives on their own food systems, this course critically engages students with the concepts, approaches, practices and challenges of Indigenous food production, consumption and distribution and their role in achieving community food security

MORE SAMPLE COURSES

Indigenous Treaties in Canada • Indigenous Justice Issues • Indigenous Women and Resilience • Indigenous Peoples, Land and Resources • Community Development

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,240.00 (US$ 12,126) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022, 1 June 2022

Start date

2 May 2022, 6 September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Arts

The University of Winnipeg,

515 Portage Avenue,

WINNIPEG,

Manitoba (MB),

R3B 2E9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent). Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component; International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5; Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing, A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL); CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70; Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

For international students

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent).

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component.

International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5

Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing*
*A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL).

CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70

Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

Deadlines are:

Fall (September): June 1
Winter (January): October 1
Spring (May): March 1

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