INDIGENOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY

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UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

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General statistics

Students who identify as Indigenous 5 to 9.99%
Academic staff who identify as Indigenous 5 to 9.99%

Indigenous languages

Courses offered Cree
Ojibway/Anishinaabemowin/Nishnaabemwin
Inuktitut

Mandatory courses

Yes, for certain faculties or programs Faculty of Education:
After-Degree Bachelor of Education
All graduates of the After-Degree B.Ed. program must have 3 credit hours of Aboriginal Education coursework.

Integrated Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education
Prior to beginning Year 5 all B.Ed. students must have completed the Aboriginal Education Requirement which is defined as 3 credit hours Aboriginal Education.

Faculty of Arts:
A General Major in Native Studies requires: 30 Credit Hours in Native Studies
A Single Advanced Major requires: 48 Credit Hours in Natives Studies in Native Studies
A Minor (Concentration) in Native Studies requires: 18 Credit Hours
A Native Languages Minor (Concentration) requires: 18 Credit Hours
A Single Advanced Major in the Aboriginal Governance Stream requires: 51 Credit Hours
A Minor in Business in the Aboriginal Governance Stream requires: 15 Credit Hours

A Master's of Arts in Native Studies requires 12 Credit Hours in: NATV 7230 Methodology and Research Issues in Native Studies; NATV 7240 Issues in Colonization; NATV 7250 Culture: Theory and Praxis; and NATV 7280 Native Studies Colloquia (3 terms).

Faculty of Social Work:
Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges
The M.S.W. - I.K. is an advanced degree build on an Indigenous foundation.
A full list of course requirements can be found here: http://crscalprod1.cc.umanitoba.ca/Catalog/ViewCatalog.aspx?pageid=viewcatalog&catalogid=320&chapterid=3874&loaduseredits=False

A Pre M.S.W. Program requires 3 credit hours: Social Work and Aboriginal People

The M.S.W. Program Indigenous Practice Cluster requires 9 credit hours (3 each in): Indignity, Power, Privilege, and Social Work; Social Work, Social Challenges, and Indigenous People; and Anti-Colonial Social Work.

Financial support

Bursaries
Scholarships
Repayable Loans
Graduate fellowship
Awards/prizes
Emergency funds

Financial guidance

The University of Manitoba's Financial Aid & Awards office provides financial guidance to all students. The Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs, Engineering Access Program, Aboriginal Business Education Partners, and Indigenous Student Centre provide additional financial guidance to Indigenous students.

Services

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

The University of Manitoba has Elders in Residence who are available to meet with students.

Activities

Social or cultural events
Gathering space
Elder engagement

Programs for Indigenous students

Experiential learning opportunities

Undergraduate
Neechiwaken Peer Mentor Program Neechiwaken Peer Mentor Program
Indigenous Circle of Empowerment Indigenous Circle of Empowerment
Asper School of Business Cooperative Education Program - Aboriginal Business Studies Asper School of Business Cooperative Education Program - Aboriginal Business Studies
Children Rising Mentorship Program Children Rising Mentorship Program
Leaf Rapids Service Learning Experience Leaf Rapids Service Learning Experience
Alternative Reading Week in Belize Alternative Reading Week in Belize
Undergraduate and Graduate
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program - Promoting International-University in Global and Indigenous Health Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program - Promoting International-University in Global and Indigenous Health

Language courses

Undergraduate On Campus Off Campus In Community Online
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Introductory Ojibway 1 Checkmark
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Introductory Inuktitut Checkmark
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Intermediate Ojibway 1 Checkmark
Intermediate Ojibway 2 Checkmark
Structure of the Cree Language Checkmark
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Indigenous language programs or degrees

Undergraduate On Campus Off Campus In Community Online
A Native Languages Minor (Concentration) Checkmark

Indigenous Studies programs offered at this university

Language of instruction
English
Co-op available
No
Distance Education
No
Level
Bachelor's/First professional degree
Program website
Faculty of Arts
Area of Study
  • Aboriginal studies
Language of instruction
English
Co-op available
No
Distance Education
No
Level
Bachelor's/First professional degree
Program website
Faculty of Arts
Comments
Aboriginal governance stream available within this program.
Area of Study
  • Aboriginal studies
Language of instruction
English
Co-op available
No
Distance Education
No
Level
Bachelor's/First professional degree
Program website
Faculty of Arts
Comments
Some advanced programs offer a double major option.
Area of Study
  • Aboriginal studies
  • Public administration
Language of instruction
English
Co-op available
No
Distance Education
No
Level
Doctorate
Program website
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Area of Study
  • Aboriginal studies
Language of instruction
English
Co-op available
No
Distance Education
No
Level
Master's degree
Program website
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Area of Study
  • Aboriginal studies