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Indigenous *Minors*

Groundbreaking new Indigenous Course Offering at Laurentian

Following the University’s Tricultural mandate, Laurentian University is proud to introduce a groundbreaking new Indigenous curriculum with the first course launching this fall. The new courses offer Anishnaabe earth-based courses that correspond with the four directions and center hub teaching model. The courses offered will focus on oral, participatory, and immersive language learning.

Academic Advisor

Kevin Fitzmaurice

Email: kfitzmaurice@laurentian.ca

Office: Questions and course registration: Contact Kevin Fitzmaurice.

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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Want to learn more about Indigenous Education at Laurentian University? Please contact the Office of Academic and Indigenous Programs:

https://laurentian.ca/indigenous-programs

Questions and course registration: Contact Kevin Fitzmaurice at kfitzmaurice@laurentian.ca

1. Know what type of OUAC application you will need to complete

The Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC) processes applications for admission to Laurentian University.

Ontario Highschool Students

If you are currently attending an Ontario high school, you will be required to use the 101 Application.

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Other Undergraduate Applicants

Out of province applicants, international students, mature students, and college and university transfers will complete the 105 Application.

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2. Review your program entry requirements carefully

Ensure that you meet the prerequisites for each program that you are applying to. This information is covered under the Admissions Requirements section on our programs page. At the Undergraduate level, the Architecture program requires a Portfolio submission for consideration for the program. For more details, please review their program page.

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Other Undergraduate Applicants (105 Applicants)

Out of province applicants, international students, mature students, and college and university transfers will complete the 105 application. You can learn more here 105 Application Guide. Follow this link to the 105 Portal and create a new account.

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For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Minor in Indigenous Story Telling / Debajimowin  (24 credits)

a)     INDI 1001E     Anishnaabemowin Immersion in the Four Directions

b)     3 credis (1 course) from the following:

               INTE 1046E     Indigenous Ways of Learning

               ISWK 1006E     Introduction to Indigenous Social Welfare

               ISWK 1007E     Introduction to Indigenous Social Welfare and Social Work Practice

               INDI 1501E     Indigenous Peoples of Canada

c)     15 credits from the following:

               ENGL 3566E     Indigenous Oral Storytelling

               ENGL 3826E     Indigenous Film in Canada

               ENGL 3546E     Media Representations of Indigenous Peoples in North America

               ENGL 3456E     Indigenous Literatures in Canada I

               ENGL 3305E     Postcolonial Literary Studies

               ENGL 3411E     Canadian Indigenous Poetics

d)     ARTS 4006E     Directed Studies

 

Minor in Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies  (24 credits)

a)     INDI 1001E     Anishnaabemowin Immersion in the Four Directions

b)     3 credis (1 course) from the following:

               INTE 1046E     Indigenous Ways of Learning

               ISWK 1006E     Introduction to Indigenous Social Welfare

               ISWK 1007E     Introduction to Indigenous Social Welfare and Social Work Practice

               INDI 1501E     Indigenous Peoples of Canada

c)     15 credits Indigenous content electives

               A minimum of 3 credits in 3 different areas from History, English, Anthropology, Psychology, Indigenous Social Work.

               A minimum of 6 credits must be from the 3000 and 4000 levels.

d)     ARTS 4006E     Directed Studies

 

Minor in Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion  (24 credits)

INDI 2505E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Waabanong: the Eastern Direction

INDI 2515E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Zhaawanong: the Southern Direction

INDI 2525E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Bngishmok: the Western Direction

INDI 2535E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Giiwednong: the Northern Direction

 

 

Certificate in Indigenous Interdisciplinary Studies  (30 credits)

a)     INDI 1001E     Anishnaabemowin Immersion in the Four Directions

b)     3 credis (1 course) from the following:

               INTE 1046E     Indigenous Ways of Learning

               ISWK 1006E     Introduction to Indigenous Social Welfare

               ISWK 1007E     Introduction to Indigenous Social Welfare and Social Work Practice

               INDI 1501E     Indigenous Peoples of Canada

c)     21 credits Indigenous content electives

               A minimum of 3 credits in 3 different areas from History, English, Anthropology, Psychology, Indigenous Social Work.

               A minimum of 6 credits must be from the 3000 and 4000 levels.

d)     ARTS 4006E     Directed Studies

 


Certificate in Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion  (33 credits)

INDI 2505E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Waabanong: the Eastern Direction

INDI 2515E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Zhaawanong: the Southern Direction

INDI 2525E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Bngishmok: the Western Direction

INDI 2535E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Giiwednong: the Northern Direction

INDI 4594E     Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: At the Center: Shkode

 

 

Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Bngishmok: The Western Direction

Dates: September 17 – 24, 2022

Based within the land-based cultural practices of the Western / Bngishmok direction of the four directions and central hub teaching model, this course focuses on learning to speak Anishnaabemowin through listening to and participating in Anishnaabe teachings and stories within an 8-day camp environment.

Questions and course registration: Contact Kevin Fitzmaurice at kfitzmaurice@laurentian.ca

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