INDIGENOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY

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KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

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

Bursaries
Scholarships
Awards/prizes
Emergency funds
+ Other

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.

Services

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

Activities

Social or cultural events
Gathering space
Elder engagement

Programs for Indigenous students

Experiential learning opportunities

Undergraduate
IDEA 1100 (course) - explores interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity and personal purpose from the perspective of Indigenous and non-Western ways of knowing. IDEA 1100 (course) - explores interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity and personal purpose from the perspective of Indigenous and non-Western ways of knowing.
Tsawwassen Farm School - a collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and KPU. The initiative fuses sustainable agriculture and traditional indigenous food systems as tools to build community and create dialogue around land stewardship for the future. Tsawwassen Farm School - a collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and KPU. The initiative fuses sustainable agriculture and traditional indigenous food systems as tools to build community and create dialogue around land stewardship for the future.
Anthropology Field School
NGO and nonprofit studies NGO and nonprofit studies
Environmental Protection Training
Bachelor of Science in Nursing