INDIGENOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY

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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

University of Calgary campus: university entrance with red arch over the road.

General statistics

Students who identify as Indigenous 2 to 4.99%
Academic staff who identify as Indigenous Less than 2%

Indigenous languages

Courses offered Other

Financial support

Bursaries
Scholarships
Repayable Loans
Graduate fellowship
Awards/prizes
Emergency funds

Financial guidance

1. The Student Award and Financial Aid Office provides advising support to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students on the government student loan process, including the application, and will assist students who are coordinating with other funding sources such as third party First Nations funding, RESPs, and external scholarships to ensure proper documentation and declaration on the loan application.
2. The Native Centre provides specialized financial advising and advocacy services for students seeking third party sponsorship from First Nations communities or designated offices under the federal Post-secondary sponsorship program. The Native Centre also assists students seeking Indigenous-based external awards, bursaries, and scholarships programs, funded by national organizations or private corporations.
3. The Graduate Student Awards office provides an online search engine through the Graduate Award Database. Graduate students can select various categories, including Indigenous in order to browse through a series of regional, provincial, and national awards. The University also offers and manages the selection process for specific Indigenous graduate student awards and scholarships. When a doctoral student self identifies as Aboriginal and applies for an NSERC scholarship, the application is forwarded directly to NSERC by the University for adjudication.

Services

Academic counselling
General counselling
Peer-to-peer mentoring
Employment/career counselling
+ Other

LYNX: Aboriginal Student Career and Employment Program - The LYNX Program, managed by the Native Centre, provides an online career development platform for indigenous students currently enrolled with or newly graduated from a variety of post-secondary institutions across Canada. The program offers online career development tools and a job browsing opportunity through the LYNX Portal (http://www.aboriginallynx.ca/).

Activities

Social or cultural events
Gathering space
Elder engagement
+ Other

NAPI Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program; Indigenous Relations Leadership Program;University of Calgary Indigenous Strategy, ii’taa’poh’t’op

Programs for Indigenous students

Experiential learning opportunities

Undergraduate
NAPI: Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program NAPI: Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program
UCalgary Cares: Yukon, (Kluane Lake) - This program provides a community-based service learning opportunity at the University of Calgary's Kluane Research station in the Yukon. The program is offered in partnership with the Arctic Institute of North America and the Kluane First Nation. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to learn about social justice, reciprocity, Indigenous ways of knowing, and cross-cultural awareness. Engage in experiential learning activities including: traditional storytelling, wilderness hikes, and service projects with the community. UCalgary Cares: Yukon, (Kluane Lake) - This program provides a community-based service learning opportunity at the University of Calgary
Indigenous Relations Leadership Training Program - This non-credit program (25 hours) is designed for students and professionals who are seeking a career development opportunity in order to gain a better understanding of the issues facing Canada's Aboriginal population today and how to effectively build relationships with those communities. Indigenous Relations Leadership Training Program  - This non-credit program (25 hours) is designed for students and professionals who are seeking a career development opportunity in order to gain a better understanding of the issues facing Canada

Language courses

Undergraduate On Campus Off Campus In Community Online
Indigenous Languages 205 - Indigenous Language Primary emphasis on the acquisition of conversational skills and vocabulary. Different Indigenous languages may be offered from time to time. (*languages studied typically alternate between Blackfoot, Cree, Stoney Nakota, and Tsuut'ina) Indigenous Languages 205 - Indigenous Language Primary emphasis on the acquisition of conversational skills and vocabulary.  Different Indigenous languages may be offered from time to time. (*languages studied typically alternate between Blackfoot, Cree, Stoney Nakota, and Tsuut Checkmark
Indigenous Languages 207 Indigenous Language II? Continuation of Indigenous Language 205, with special attention to grammatical structure and written materials. (*languages studied typically alternate between Blackfoot, Cree, Stoney Nakota, and Tsuut'ina). Indigenous Languages 207 Indigenous Language II? Continuation of Indigenous Language 205, with special attention to grammatical structure and written materials. (*languages studied typically alternate between Blackfoot, Cree, Stoney Nakota, and Tsuut Checkmark
Undergraduate and Graduate On Campus Off Campus In Community Online
Linguistics 505: Field Methods for Indigenous Languages: Description - Principles and techniques of collecting, editing, and analysing elicited linguistic data and associated problems. Practical experience with language consultants. Linguistics 505: Field Methods for Indigenous Languages: Description - Principles and techniques of collecting, editing, and analysing elicited linguistic data and associated problems.  Practical experience with language consultants. Checkmark
Linguistics 531: Survey of Indigenous Languages of North America - Description: - A survey of indigenous languages of the Americas, including classifications of language families, and structural analysis of select languages. Linguistics 531: Survey of Indigenous Languages of North America - Description: - A survey of indigenous languages of the Americas, including classifications of language families, and structural analysis of select languages. Checkmark

Indigenous Studies programs offered at this university

Language of instruction
English
Co-op available
Yes
Distance Education
No
Level
Bachelor's/First professional degree
Program website
Faculty of Arts
Area of Study
  • Aboriginal studies
  • International/global studies