Develop awareness and a sense of social responsibility relating to Indigenous issues. Your access to traditional Elders and ceremonies, and your placements with Indigenous or supporting organizations will provide you with cultural and experiential knowledge about Indigenous lands, languages and cultures.
Indigenous Studies at York is a unique program that combines an experiential emphasis on local Indigenous traditions, treaties and languages with the theoretical insights of Indigenous scholars. We also feature courses that enable students to explore Indigenous literatures, cinema and music, or to develop an awareness of interconnections with Indigenous peoples internationally as well as with the racialized communities situated on Indigenous lands across the Americas due to histories of slavery and indentureship.
With an Indigenous Studies degree from York, you will be well prepared for exciting and meaningful careers in education, social services, social work, policy work, education, law, and a range of other positions with governments and Native organizations.
|Community Centre Director||Cultural Consultant||Indigenous Court Worker|
|Indigenous Issues Consultant||Indigenous Historian||Indigenous Women’s Rights Advocate|
|Guidance Counsellor||Land Claims Researcher||NGO Director|
|Policy Analyst||UN Representative|