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Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Indigenous Studies


Through the indigenous studies field in the REI program, students can complete a BA, Specialized Honours Ba, Honours BA, Honours Double Major BA, Honours Major/Minor BA entirely in Indigenous studies. Indigenous studies offers a unique range of courses that address the histories, experiences, cultural expression and concerns of Indigenous peoples, with a strong focus on self-empowerment, as well as their relationships with other racialized communities and with Canada as a whole. The program enables students to enter into careers relating to Indigenous peoples, as well as further academic studies in law, social work, education and York's upcoming graduate program in Indigenous Thought.

The Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Indigenous Studies addresses the experiences of Indigenous people including issues in language, history and culture. This certificate offers a range of courses that provide a unique focus on the history of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. The program will be of interest to any students for whom knowledge of Aboriginal history, culture and issues may have a particular salience in their envisioned career paths and/or future academic studies.