Certificate in Indigenous studies

Department: Archaeology Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: St. John's Length: 7 courses (21 credit hours)
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The certificate in Indigenous studies is designed for those interested in learning about the history, cultures, languages, beliefs, and experiences of Indigenous peoples. The objective of the program is to provide foundational knowledge for understanding historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples – from the origins of first peoples and their complex histories over the succeeding millennia, to present movements and the growing desire for reconciliation between governments and Indigenous societies.

The area of Indigenous 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.

The certificate in Indigenous studies is administered by the Department of Archaeology.


New Memorial students

Direct admission to this program is not available. Interested applicants who are not current Memorial University students should submit an undergraduate application for admission. In the application, select the Admission Category that matches your academic background (excluding Non-degree student, which does not lead to the awarding of a credential). Unless you wish to complete an additional program at Memorial, it is recommended that you select your Area of Interest as Unsure (Undergraduate) and Academic Program as Unsure Program – General Admission. General admission is subject to your meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University, and does not guarantee admission to this program.

Current or admitted Memorial students

Please refer to the program website and contact the program director for more information.