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Indigenous *Minors*

Integrate Indigenous perspectives, language, and wisdom into your learning.

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

Dr. Sara MacDonald

Telephone: (705) 675-1151 ext. 4201

Email: szmacdonald@laurentian.ca

Office: A-254

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By land area, Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Ontario and as such, the great outdoors beckon with its vast expanse of lakes and waterways, varied terrain, forests and comprehensive network of trails.
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

For any questions and information about course registration, contact Dr. Sara MacDonald at szmacdonald@laurentian.ca.

Canadian Applicants

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you must complete your application through the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC).

For detailed instructions on the application process, see the How to Apply: Undergraduate Studies page.


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International Applicants

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Note 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

 

 

INDI-1001EL - Anishnaabemowin Immersion in the Four Directions INDI-1501EL - Indigenous Peoples of Canada INDI-2525EL - Anishnaabemowin Land-Based Immersion: Bngishmok: the Western Direction
INDI-2616EL - The First Nations of Canada in Historical Perspective INDI-3826EL - Indigenous Film in Canada -

List of Faculty Members

  • Lorney Bob
  • Charles Petahtegoose
  • Jennifer Heywood
  • Roger Spielmann
  • Mark Kuhlberg