Thompson Rivers University
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Aboriginal Studies Certificate


Aboriginal / Indigenous studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that seeks to understand the ways in which indigenous peoples worldwide, despite their incredible diversity, share a common experience of colonization. Aboriginal and Indigenous studies is thus interested in historical contexts, political struggles, cultural expressions, and the lived ongoing effects of colonialism.

The Aboriginal Studies Certificate provides students the opportunity to concentrate on aboriginal / indigenous studies as part of their degree. Students are encouraged to explore issues through a broad range of disciplinary course offerings. As indigenous issues cross disciplinary boundaries, so too does this certificate.

Admission Requirements

Open admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or Mature Student Status
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples 73% (B) (or equivalent)

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Phone: 250-828-5036