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Microprogram in Indigenous Land-Based Education

This program is now open for applications for fall/winter 2023 - 2024 (September through April)

Learning from the land is a crucial element of Indigenous ways of knowing. In this microprogram, you will gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes that are unique to land-based programs. You will consider the land as both a fundamental source of knowledge and as a learning space capable of reconnecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners to the social relationships, culture, language, knowledge and experiences that arise from it.

Program structure

Fall/Winter 2023 - 2024. 12 Credits

A blend of face-to-face courses, online cultural workshops, in-person field trips and community land-based experiences. 


FPST 210: Haudenosaunee Peoples 
Introduction to Rotinonhsión:ni history, culture and societal structure

ILBE 301: Indigenous Land-Based Field Studies Part I 
Explore how the re-emergence of Indigenous land-based education systems provide opportunities for transformative learning that foster community resurgence and sustainability. Indigenous-led, land-based models combined with immersive, hands-on, land-based survival skills in the local community of Kahnawake.  


ILBE 302: Indigenous Land-Based Field Studies Part II 
Immersive land-based activities to further cultivate an integrated understanding of environmental, social and economic issues.

ILBE 403: Integrative Seminar on Indigenous Sustainability and Self-Determination
Students will develop a community-based project proposal reflecting both their own interests and the broader needs of Indigenous communities. This community-based proposal will serve as the program’s capstone project to help students synthesize and demonstrate what they have learned through the entire program.  

Admission requirements

This microprogram welcomes candidates with non-traditional career paths or those who do not necessarily possess a university or college degree. 

  • The microprogram is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents only.
  • You do not need a previous degree or diploma to be accepted.

Tuition & fees

Tuition and fees for this 12 credit program can be calculated by reviewing the tuition cost per credit and university fees.

Application process

  1. Create a Concordia netname if you don't yet have one. A netname gives you access to the Concordia application system, shared student computers and more.
  2. Complete an application (or click the "Apply Now" button). Make sure to select “Undergraduate Microprogram” from the list.
  3. Include your supporting documents. You'll need:
  • A letter of intent explaining your motivations, experiences with Indigenous communities and related knowledge and skills
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Proof of your citizenship or immigration status in Canada

You can upload your documents to your application after submitting it. However, please note that we cannot complete the assessment of your application until we receive the three required materials listed above.

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