Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus: view of trees in the autumn in front of modern building.

Mandatory courses

Yes, for certain faculties or programs Introduction to Indigenous Studies is now a required course for Faculty of Arts students majoring in Journalism. Students will learn about the histories, cultures, and contemporary situation of Indigenous peoples in North America, with special attention to Indigenous peoples in Canada. They will explore pre-contact histories and cultures, and critically examine and challenge assumptions acquired from colonial culture. Students will be exposed to elements of Indigenous teachings and traditional knowledge from various Indigenous perspectives, including those of Elders and local communities.

Financial support

Emergency funds
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We have two different trades delivery projects that provide tuition-fee for Aboriginal student enrolled in four programs.

Financial guidance

Financial advising and support accessing band funding.


Academic counselling
General counselling
Peer-to-peer mentoring
Employment/career counselling
Transportation support


Social or cultural events
Gathering space
Elder engagement