This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2024 to April 2025.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2024-2025, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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INDG 802.3: Applied Indigenous Studies Research Methods

Emphasizes the development of skills to conduct research on, for and with Indigenous peoples. Technical skills, evaluation skills and ethical issues will be addressed.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Note: Students with credit for NS 802 or ERES 810 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 802 until 2015.


INDG 803.3: Theoretical Issues in Indigenous Studies

Critically examines theoretical developments in Indigenous Studies and relevant cognate disciplines, such as Sociology, History, and Anthropology where Indigenous issues are being addressed.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Note: Students with credit for NS 803 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 803 until 2015.


INDG 806.3: New Writings in Indigenous Studies

In recent years, the number of published Indigenous scholars has grown substantially. In this course, we will examine the approaches Indigenous Studies researchers use in their research. Specifically we will play close attention to the types of methods and theories employed to ascertain to what degree an Indigenous Studies approach to research has materialized.


INDG 810.3: Aboriginal Self Determination Through Mitho Pimachesowin

Explores a range of Aboriginal conceptual foundations of Aboriginal Self Determination and examines the emerging application of "Mitho Pimachesowin" in Aboriginal development. Historically, the Aboriginal "Way of Life" had spiritual roots and encompassed all of life, and this holistic perspective continues to influence modern developments in varying degrees. This class will introduce students to the Cree concept of Mitho Pimachesowin (ability to make a good living) and will also explore the related elements of autonomy, kinship, work ethic, respect, responsibility and resilience as they apply to contemporary initiatives in Aboriginal Self Determination

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Permission of the department is required
Note: Students with credit for NS 810 or NS 898 Aboriginal Self Determination Through Mitho-Pimachesowin may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 810 until 2015.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate Studies and Research


INDG 833.3: Indigenous Genocide

That the literature on Indigenous genocide is relatively sparse reflects the degree in which non-Indigenous North Americans have constructed their national histories that either erases Indigenous historical presence as in the United States or as in Canada promotes a benevolent national character. As a result, in both countries there is a refusal to take seriously any claims of Indigenous genocide. This readings course provides a counter-narrative to explore the various ways in which genocide has been enacted upon Indigenous peoples, how discussion about Indigenous genocide has shifted in recent years, and the multitude of long-term implications genocide has created for Indigenous people.


INDG 871.3: Indigenous Women Feminism Politics and Resistance

This course explores issues relating to the historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous women in northern North America. It examines themes including Indigenous understandings of gender and kinship; the history of settler colonial policy and the regulation of Indigenous women; the law and criminalization; labour and informal economies; politics and activism; and motherhood and child welfare. This course also considers Indigenous feminist analyses and its relationship to understanding Indigenous women’s issues.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


INDG 885.3: Global Indigenous Health

Develop students’ understandings of global Indigenous health through a critical Indigenist health lens. Health will be discussed in terms of mind, body, spirit and relationship with land, sky, air, animals/insects, and water.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


INDG 898.3: Special Topics

Concentrated reading and research in selected areas of Indigenous Studies.

Note: This course was labeled NS 898 until 2015.


INDG 899.6: Special Topics

Concentrated reading and research in selected areas of Indigenous Studies.

Note: This course was labeled NS 899 until 2015.