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Indigenous Studies — Bachelor of Arts degree

Through a blend of language learning, Indigenous peoples' knowledge, and other multi-disciplinary courses, Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies equips you to address the challenges Indigenous communities are facing.

Certificate and diploma programs

Indigenous Studies certificate

UFV's one-year Indigenous Studies certificate is designed to provide you with the knowledege, skills, and perspecitives required for employment as an Education assistant or Aboriginal support worker in the both public or First Nation-operated band schools or with an Indigenous community or organization

Halq'eméylem — Intermediate Proficiency certificate

UFV's Modern Languages Institute offers an Intermediate Proficiency associate certificate (12 credits) in Halq'eméylem, the traditional language of the Stó:lō people.

Halq’eméylem - Graduate certificate

The graduate certificate will prepare students who want to improve their fluency and proficiency in the Halq’eméylem language, contribute to the language revitalization, transmit knowledge and culture through the Halq’eméylem language, and increase opportunities to share the Halq’eméylem language.

Halq’eméylem - Graduate diploma

The graduate diploma will prepare students who want to, improve their fluency and proficiency in the Halq’eméylem language, contribute to the language revitalization, transmit knowledge and culture through the Halq’eméylem language, increase opportunities to share the Halq’eméylem language, immerse students within the Halq’eméylem language and the Stó:lō worldview, and provide students with an opportunity to increase Halq’eméylem sustainability through innovative and creative development of language curricula or a Stó:lō community-driven language revitalization plan.

Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights, and Land Claims — certificate - program under review

This four-week Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights, and Land Claims certificate offers you the opportunity to learn a range of conceptual and practical skills that are of direct relevance to the history, communication, implementation, and critique of rights, title, and land claims

Social Services Worker — diploma (Indigenous Focus)

UFV's two-year Social Services diploma provides you with a strong foundation for a career at the para-professional level in the human services field.

Stó:lō Studies — certificate

UFV's Stó:lō Studies certificate provides you with a holistic introduction to the history, language, and culture of the Fraser Valley's Stó:lō people.

Other related programs

Indigenous academic success cohort

The Indigenous Academic Success Cohort (IASC) is an opportunity for Indigenous students to take their first year of university classes in a supportive Indigenized environment.

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