Graduate Courses

INDG 802.3 - Applied Indigenous Studies Research Methods

Emphasizes the development of skills to conduct research on, for, and with Indigenous Peoples. Technical skills and ethical issues will be addressed.

INDG 803.3 - Theoretical Issues in Indigenous Studies

Critically examines theoretical developments in Indigenous Studies and relevant cognate disciplines, such as Sociology, History, and Anthropology where Indigenous issues are being addressed.

INDG 806.3 - New Writings in Indigenous Studies

In recent years, the number of published Indigenous scholars has grown substantially. In this course, we will examine the approaches Indigenous Studies researchers use in their research. Specifically, we will pay close attention to the types of methods and theories employed to ascertain to what degree an Indigenous Studies approach to research has materialized.

INDG 810.3 - Aboriginal Self Determination through Mitho-Pimachesowin

This course explores a range of Aboriginal conceptual foundations of Aboriginal Self Determination and examines the emerging application of "Mitho-Pimachesowin" in Aboriginal development. Historically, the Aboriginal "Way of Life" had spiritual roots and encompassed all of life, and this holistic perspective continues to influence modern developments in varying degrees. This class will introduce students to the Cree concept of Mitho-Pimachesowin (ability to make a good living) and will also explore the related elements of autonomy, kinship, work ethic, respect, responsibility and resilience as they apply to contemporary and comparative initiatives in Aboriginal Self Determination.

INDG 811.3 - Cree Indigenous Knowledge and Governance

This reading course consists of weekly readings and discussions designed to immerse the student in discourses related to the topic of Cree traditional knowledge and governance. This reading course will explore various theories from law, anthropology, education, philosophy, and other disciplines to assess the degree in which these theories can access and convey Indigenous perspectives. The course will also examine how Cree traditional knowledge can be deployed as a theoretical framework in ways that assists us to gain a fuller understanding of traditional Cree governance and how that understanding can be applied in the modern context.

INDG 833.3 - Indigenous Genocide

That the literature on Indigenous genocide is relatively sparse reflects the degree in which non-Indigenous North Americans have constructed their national histories that either erases Indigenous historical presence as in the United States or as in Canada promotes a benevolent national character. As a result, in both countries there is a refusal to take seriously any claims of Indigenous genocide. This reading course provides a counter-narrative to explore the various ways in which genocide has been enacted upon Indigenous peoples, how discussion about Indigenous genocide has shifted in recent years, and the multitude of long-term implications genocide has created for Indigenous people.

INDG 873.3 - Comparative Indigenous Masculinities

Though the literature on masculinity has increased dramatically in the last 15 years, researchers have recently begun to exlore the notion of Indigenous masculinities. The majority of research has emerged in the pacific islands and Africa, and has garnered sparse attention in North America. Through course readings of articles and books and written assignments, this reading internsive course will introduce students to the issues of masculinity from a global Indigenous perspective and provide an introduction to the general masculinity literature.

INDG 898.3 - Special Topics

Concentrated reading and research in selected areas of Indigenous Studies.

INDG 990 - Seminar

All students will be required to register for and attend for one year INDG 990 (Graduate Seminar) and offer one seminar on their thesis research prior to graduation.

INDG 994 - Research

Students writing a Master’s thesis must register for this course.

INDG 996 - Research

Students writing a Ph.D. thesis must register in this course.

GSR 960.0 - Introduction to Ethics and Integrity

A required course for all first year graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. The purpose of this course is to discuss ethical issues that graduate students may face during their time at the University. All students will complete modules dealing with integrity and scholarship, graduate student-supervisor relationships, conflict of interest, conflict resolution and intellectual property and credit.

GSR 961.0 - Ethics and Integrity in Human Research

Introduces students to the ethics of research with human subjects. Students will complete the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethics Conduct for Research involving Humans (TCPS) Tutorial and become familiar with the human ethics processes at the University of Saskatchewan.

Indigenous Studies Graduate Courses for the 2021/2022 Year

INDG 802.3 (01) Term 1
  T 1:00-3:50 (REMOTE)

Applied Indigenous Studies Research Methods

Instructor: S. Lambert

INDG 803.3 (02) Term 2
  M 1:00-4:05

Theoretical Issues in Indigenous Studies

Instructor: B. Henry

INDG 990.0 (01/02) Terms 1&2
  M 9:00-11:50

Graduate Seminar

Instructor: S. Lambert

INDG 994 Terms 1&2

All MA students must maintain continuous registration in this course

INDG 996 Terms 1&2

All PhD students must maintain continuous registration in this course