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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

About Indigenous Studies at Laurier

The Indigenous studies field is growing rapidly and we have designed a program that will prepare you to engage with important issues facing Canada and the world through course work in two programs and community service-learning opportunities. Our classrooms teach the perspectives and experiences of Indigenous people (who make up about 20% of the world’s population) to deepen your understanding of these issues.

Your courses will cover topics in Indigenous rights, history, ecological knowledge, and teaching practices. Your education will be complemented by courses in Indigenous languages, literature and media.

Diverse teaching methods, such as planting medicines in our Medicine Garden course, bring class material to life and allow you to understand Indigenous worldviews by applying them to the world around you. 

The Indigenous Studies program fosters intercultural communication and awareness that provides the foundation for career success in a variety of fields.

Complement Indigenous Studies with Another Major

This program must be taken in combination with another Bachelor of Arts (BA) program. Combining a BA in Indigenous Studies with another BA program – such as Human Rights and Human Diversity, Criminology, Community Health or Youth and Children’s Studies – enhances the breadth and depth of your knowledge.


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