First Peoples Studies

Bachelor of  Arts (BA), Minor

Professors in the First Peoples Studies program From L to R: Nicolas Renaud, Catherine Richardson, Véronique Picard, Faye Mullen, Brooke Wahsontiiostha Deer, Christopher Reid.

Why choose First Peoples Studies?

Explore the world of First Peoples – First Nations, Inuit and Métis – within the Quebec and Canadian context. Professors engaged in community research will help you develop awareness of First Peoples issues, from a First Peoples perspective, and deepen your understanding of society’s standing in relation to First Peoples. Courses cover history, contemporary social and political issues, culture and linguistics. Language courses include introductory-level Inuktitut; Haudenosaunee (Iroquoian) languages, especially Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk); and Algonquian languages (particularly Cree).

Other topics include health, education, the media and storytelling. The program has a strong focus on ethical research and engagement.

Program details

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


  • Major in First Peoples Studies (45 credits)
  • Minor in First Peoples Studies (24 credits)
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