Innovative Features of Native Studies

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Some innovative features of our Department of Native Studies are:

  • We are the second oldest Native Studies program in Canada (instituted in 1974)
  • We have 25-30 undergraduate courses in Native Studies per semester
  • We offer 3-5 graduate courses in Natvie Studies per semester
  • We offer department-specific funding opportunities and awards
  • We host a weekly Colloquium series featuring innovative, Indigenous-focues research and service work
  • We distribute a department-wide newsletter in the Fall and Winter terms
  • One of our scholars was selected as a Maclean's Magazine "popular professor" during the periodical's annual review of universities
  • One of our scholars has won a University One teaching award at the University of Manitoba
  • One of our scholars was recently selected as one of CBC Manitoba's "Top 40 under 40"
  • One of our scholars is fluent in Inuktitut
  • One of our scholars has been named to named one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women - Trailblazers and Trendsetters category
  • One of our scholars has won a National Aboriginal Achievement Award
  • One of our scholars currently holds a SSHRC Partnership Grant in Indigenous Performance in the Americas
  • One of our scholars illustrates Metis children's books and curates nationally-renowned art exhibits
  • We offer the ability for PhD students to research and select with their supervisor texts for their comprehensive exams
  • We emphasize relationships with Indgienous communities as a part of coursework
  • We focus on Indigenous-centred research methodologies
  • We have long-term ongoing relationships with communities featured in our work
  • We've established a large network of community relations as a whole