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October 31, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Indigenous Studies Option

Laurier Brantfordís Indigenous Studies program seeks to develop studentsí awareness of the scope, richness and variety of indigenous cultural heritages that exist in the local and global communities.

The Indigenous Studies Option can be coupled with any Honours program, including Contemporary Studies, to provide students with an understanding of contemporary issues, as they relate to indigenous peoples.

The program takes a holistic approach, exploring various issues and topics from a variety of perspectives to foster a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples, their history and place in the contemporary world. Topics of study include the role of women as leaders, the effects of colonialism, community based studies and research, indigenous responses to globalization, education, government/First Nations relations, health, self-government and native-settler relations. Indigenous Studies courses allow students to examine local issues within a global context and provides an ideal way to develop a greater understanding of indigenous peoples and the perspectives and the skills needed to work with them. The Indigenous Studies Option is available only at Laurier Brantford.

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