The Indigenous Governance and Politics Certificate of Proficiency is designed for students who have an interest in developing a deeper understanding of Indigenous political relationships. Students complete two required courses and select three classes from a number of disciplines. This flexibility allows students to tailor their program to their particular interests.
This certificate can be completed online (see designated courses). Students can complete the certificate on its own prior to or after a degree or can be bridged into a number of degree programs offered by the University of Saskatchewan.
With the Indigenous Governance and Politics Certificate of Proficiency, students learn about Indigenous governance and political issues. This certificate is available to students across the University of Saskatchewan.
Electives (choose 3 courses)
- POLS 221 - Global Indigenous Politics
- POLS 322* - First Nations Management and Administrative Systems
- POLS 323* - First Nations Policies and Programs
- POLS 422* - First Nations Governance
- INDG 220 - Aboriginal Rights and the Courts
- INDG 256 - A Critical Survey of the History of Indigenous Child Welfare in Canada
- INDG 264* - Aboriginal People and Canadian Politics
- INDG 265 - Aboriginal People and Development
- INDG 362 - Aboriginal People and Northern Development
- INDG 410 - Aboriginal Self Determination Through Mitho Pimachesowin Ability to Make a Good Living
- HIST 265 - Native Newcomer Relations in Canada 1880 to Present
- HIST 266 - History Wars Issues in Native Newcomer Relations
- HIST 310 - Beavers Booze and Bully Boys Fur Trade Wars in North America
- SOC 219 - Indigenous Peoples and Justice in Canada
- SOC 319 - Indigenous People in Urban Areas
- SOC 341 - Institutional Racism and Indigenous People
- GEOG 352 - Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World I
- PLAN 445 - Planning with Indigenous Communities
Note: Only students who have been admitted to the College of Law may use the following courses toward the 9 credit units of restricted elective courses, above. Students who have never been admitted to the College of Law will not receive credit for these courses toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.
- LAW 232.3 Kwayeskastasowin Setting Things Right
- LAW 308.3 Global Indigenous Rights and Resource Development
- LAW 422.3 Indigenous Legal Processes
- LAW 436.3 Aboriginal Law
- LAW 453.3 Aboriginal Law and Policy in Canada
- LAW 480.3
Note: Only students admitted to the Edwards School of Business may use the following course toward the 9 credit units of restricted elective courses, above. Students who have never been admitted to the Edwards School of Business will not receive credit for these courses toward this certificate, nor for other Arts & Science programs.
- COMM 347.3 Aboriginal Business in Canada
Are you interested in understanding Indigenous issues in Canada? Do you have questions about the current constitutional space for Indigenous peoples in Canada? Are you wanting to learn more about Indigenous governance? Does the Indigenous political space interest you? If these are areas of interest, consider completing this certificate program.