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.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Students are encouraged, though not required, to take either a Minor in another area of study, or a second Major in order to facilitate the acquisition of complementary knowledge and practical skills relevant to contributing to the well-being and advancement of First Peoples.