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Indigenous Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Work more effectively with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples by learning about traditional teachings, theories, and practices, with this Indigenous Studies program at Laurentian University.


Explore the cultural insights and strengths essential for the creation of a healthy future for the next seven generations.

The Indigenous Studies program at Laurentian University promotes an understanding of Indigenous peoples, their traditions, aspirations, and participation in local, national and international communities. The program welcomes Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, and is inclusive of First Nations, Inuit and Métis perspectives.

In this long-standing program (dating back to 1975), the possibilities for experience-based learning are unparalleled. Courses are available on topics including Anishinaabe and Cree language and culture, politics and law, social justice, traditional environmental knowledge, and health and wellness.

The department excels in the innovative and land-based teaching of Indigenous knowledge. Indigenous students at the University of Sudbury have access to specific support services and bursaries, the Indigenous Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg arbour, and a designated lounge where academic assistance is readily available. 


Education, environment, natural resources, arts, history, research, health, law, politics, social work, public, private, and non-governmental organizations (NGO) sectors, provincial or federal government, within First Nations communities, urban aboriginal organizations, aboriginal relations branches of resource-based private corporations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Introductory Nishnaabemwin 
  • Introduction to Cree
  • Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood
  • Implications of Aboriginal Peoplehood
  • Aboriginal Political Resistance in Canada
  • North American Native People: Tradition
  • Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
  • Indigenous Arts of the Americas Retrospective and Tradition
  • Intermediate Nishnaabemwin 
  • Canadian Native Literature: Exploring Genre
  • Canadian Native Literature: Novels and Plays
  • Indigenous Theatre and Performance

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Official high school diploma. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Proof of language skill:English for English language programs or
  • French for French language programs
  • Applicants must meet both language requirements for bilingual programs
  • A resume or CV specifying current education and work experience 
  • A copy of a valid passport (both sides)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25960 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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