Indigenous Studies | Mount Allison

Indigenous Studies


Indigenous Studies provides students with a theoretical, contextual, and engaged knowledge of Indigenous culture, history, politics, law, and community.

Overview

Indigenous Studies provides students with a theoretical, contextual, and engaged knowledge of Indigenous culture, history, politics, law, and community.

Indigenous Studies prioritizes cross cultural knowledge and communication as well as increasing knowledge about Indigenous people from Indigenous perspectives — centred within Mi’kma’ki.

Currently only available as a minor.

At a Glance

Degree options
Minor only

Curriculum

At Mount Allison, Indigenous Studies prioritizes culturally centred approaches to teaching and research, and seeks to engage with and support Indigenous communities.

Through its interdisciplinary approach, Indigenous Studies seeks to engage, examine, and produce both traditional and contemporary forms of Indigenous knowledge, examining the Mi'kmaw concept of Two-Eyed Seeing.

Program options:

  • Minor in Indigenous Studies (24 credits)
  • Certificate in Studies of Indigenous History (18 credits)
  • Certificate in Mi'kmaq Studies (18 credits)

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, an honours, and a certificate?

Faculty Spotlight

Marsha Vicaire
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies

» Two Mi'kmaw scholars join Mount Allison University

Careers

Whether you're entering the job market or continuing your education, your Mount Allison degree will stand out.

Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada more times than any other university.

Increasingly, public and private organizations and institutions across New Brunswick, the Maritimes, Canada, and the globe are seeking individuals with knowledge and expertise in Indigenous issues.

 

Extras

Territory of Mi’kma’ki

Mount Allison would like to acknowledge that we are located within the territory of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq. Our relationship and our privilege to live on this territory was agreed upon in the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1752. Because of this treaty relationship it is to be acknowledged that we are all Treaty people and have a responsibility to respect this territory.

Learn more about Indigenous engagement at Mount Allison.

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Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

Our admissions decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth. The drop down menu below will help you find information on what prerequisites are recommended for a Bachelor of Arts; however, a minor in Indigenous Studies can be combined with any degree.

Academic Awards

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Mount A is #1 in scholarships and bursaries


Maclean’s ranks Mount Allison first in scholarships and bursaries, and second in the number of students who have won national academic awards. To date, 55 Mount Allison students have become Rhodes Scholars.

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