Certificate in Indigenous Studies

Enhance your familiarity with Indigenous knowledge and knowledge of Indigenous issues with this certificate program that is open to all. In addition to the existing Minor in Indigenous Studies --open to students in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science, and Management-- students in these and other faculties now have the option of completing a Certificate in Indigenous Studies.


  • CANA 2050/HIST 2205.03, Historical Issues in Indigenous Studies
  • CANA/SOSA 2052.03, Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies

+ Choose one of the following three courses:

  • CANA 3050.03, Indigenous Research Methodology & Knowledge Practices
  • CANA /SOSA 3052.03, Indigenous Social, Health, and Environmental Issues
  • IPHE 2201.03, Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples’ Health and Healing

Learning outcomes

  • Students will become familiar with Indigenous perspectives on historical and contemporary political, social, and economic issues.
  • Students will learn about the history of the Indian Residential School system and the implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.
  • Students will become familiar with (and be given the opportunity to deepen through an elective option) Indigenous models of research.
  • Students will attain basic competencies around the protocols of working with Indigenous groups or in Indigenous communities.

Questions? Contact Margaret Robinson at mrobinson@dal.ca or 902-494-1360.