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Aboriginal and Northern Studies

The Faculty offers three- and four-year majors and a minor in Aboriginal and Northern Studies. These programs build from a focus on Aboriginal cultures of Northern Manitoba, this interdisciplinary program aims to further understandings of the experiences of Aboriginal peoples and communities in the past and present and to consider regional, national and international dimensions.
 
Aboriginal ways of knowing and western approaches to knowledge are explored and integrated throughout the curriculum as learners are exposed to a variety of perspectives, sources and intellectual traditions within a decolonizing methodology. Offering a variety of interrelated courses, key areas of study include Aboriginal history and culture, politics, governance and justice, community development, indigenous knowledge, and Aboriginal languages.
 
A BA with a major in Aboriginal and Northern Studies is a valuable undergraduate degree oriented towards northern cultural, economic, social and geographic realities. Successful graduates will be prepared for employment in education, business, law, justice, communications, social services, health care delivery and administration, and many other fields. With an undergraduate major in Aboriginal and Northern Studies students may apply for admission to graduate programs in several academic disciplines, and to many professional programs. Students intending to apply for graduate or professional programs should ensure that their programs include all required prerequisites.
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