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Indigenous Studies

Major in Indigenous Studies

The interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies program offers courses that provide perspectives of Indigenous peoples from the Okanagan, Canada, and world communities. The involvement of the Okanagan nation and the En'owkin Centre in its development and in ongoing partnership provides a strong foundation in the Okanagan community and ensures continuing input from Indigenous perspectives.

Courses are offered at the second-year level in Okanagan and Indigenous history and cultures. In the third and fourth years, courses in Indigenous governance, the justice system, land claims, traditional ecological knowledge, the protection of heritage, Indigenous theory, and methodology are offered.

Requirements for the Indigenous Studies Major

First and Second Years

B.A. requirements, as well as the following:

  • INDG_O 100 and 102;
  • 12 credits of 200-level INDG_O courses;

Third and Fourth Years

  • All of INDG_O 301, 303, 304, 401;
  • 18 credits of 300/400-level INDG_O courses

Minor in Indigenous Studies

The Minor in Indigenous Studies prepares students for an interdisciplinary graduate program, and/or Indigenous inter-cultural experience.

To complete a Minor in Indigenous Studies, students must accumulate no fewer than 30 credits in Indigenous Studies courses. At least 18 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.


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