Certificate in Indigenous-Aboriginal Studies

The certificate in Indigenous-Aboriginal studies is designed for students interested in learning about the history, cultures, languages, beliefs, and experiences of Indigenous and Aboriginal peoples. The objective of the program is to provide foundational knowledge for understanding historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous and Aboriginal peoples – from the origins of first peoples and their complex histories over the proceeding millennia, to present movements and the growing desire for reconciliation between governments and Indigenous and Aboriginal societies.

The area of Indigenous-Aboriginal studies is an increasingly important field in Canada and the world. This program will benefit a wide variety of learners, including current and prospective university students, and individuals interested in a career in the public, not-for-profit, and non-governmental sectors.


Sample courses

ARCH 1005 - Critical Reading and Writing in Indigenous-Aboriginal Studies
LWSO 3014 - Aboriginal and Government Relations in Newfoundland and Labrador
POSC 3830 - Aboriginal Governance in Canada


Program Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



21 credit hours (7 courses)

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000