simon fraser university first nation studies
  The program in First Nations Studies at Simon Fraser University offers courses for students wishing to gain expertise in the study of traditional and contemporary issues involving the aboriginal peoples of North America and of Canada, in particular. Designed for both First Nations students and non-native students, its focus is on the study of the traditional cultures, languages, and histories of First Nations, as well as "Indian-White" relations, the development of federal and provincial policies toward native peoples, aboriginal rights and title questions, economic development, self-government, and intergenerational issues.

The objective of the program is to present and examine critically the above issues, taking into account the perspectives of aboriginal peoples. In addition, it exposes students to research methods pertinent to past, present, and future issues affecting aboriginal peoples. In this respect, it is especially relevant for First Nations students who wish to put knowledge of Native issues and research skills to practice in serving their communities and nations.

The minor program in First Nations Studies comprises at least 24 credit hours and is to be taken in conjunction with any major or honors Bachelor's degree program, or with a Bachelor of General Studies degree program. Some courses are available through distance education.

Other courses that have First Nations content may be applied toward the minor as electives, subject to approval.

Currently the First Nations Studies offers:

 
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This page was last updated 3/15/2008
further information & map: Eagle artwork by Maynard Johnny Jr.  
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