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Indigenous Studies

Are you passionate about acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience to serve, support, uplift, and advocate for Indigenous communities? Designed for both Indigenous and Indigenous ally students, our Indigenous Studies diploma explores topics in Indigenous ways of knowing and being, social policy and laws, land-based learning, and more.

Johnny Oum - Indigenous Studies

I decided to take Indigenous Studies at NorQuest because I believe that this is such an important education to have. Not only will it further my knowledge, but it will allow me to carry on the histories that my people went through.

What to expect from the program

The Indigenous Studies program will help you broaden your understanding of the unique and diverse cultural, historical, social, and political experiences and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in local, regional, national, and international contexts.

  • Begin your post-secondary career at NorQuest College and then transfer to university, or
  • Gain a broader understanding to support your lifelong learning and professional development in fields such as social work, community support work, or health professions
  • Increase your knowledge and awareness of Indigenous cultures, peoples, histories, and economic development structures

Graduate with experience

On-the-job experiences provide an enriching learning opportunity for students to bridge what they learned in the classroom to the work they will be performing in their careers.

This program includes an optional 90-hour community action and engagement course where students can be part of the planning and implementation of a significant Indigenous-focused event, either on campus or in the community.

Career opportunities

Pursue a career working alongside Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and institutions in grassroots, not-for profit, public and private sectors in diverse fields including health care, education, human and social services, justice, environment, economy, and industry. Career opportunities may include:

  • Indigenous program coordinator
  • youth engagement worker
  • youth support worker
  • street outreach worker
  • follow-up support worker
  • cultural support worker
  • research assistant
  • Gladue report writer

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