Full time, Part time
Abbotsford campus, Chilliwack campus at CEP
The Indigenous Studies certificate program is designed to assist educators and others in meeting some of the Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) by teaching and providing the knowledge of “how to” indigenize in ways that promote respect and empowerment for Indigenous peoples and Indigenous ways of knowing. The program seeks to bring awareness to past and present colonial harms, strengthen Indigenous/Settler relationships, and teach proper protocol in relation to learning from and with Indigenous peoples while incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing.
Students who have completed any of the following certificates and diplomas are able to bring credits earned into the minor and major:
View entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar
This program is open to international students
Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.
Book an appointment with an Upgrading and University Preparation advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.
1. Critically examine the processes of colonization and decolonization as they relate to Stó:lō peoples and Indigenous communities nationally
2. Explain how and why trauma-related healing is essential to the well-being of Indigenous peoples
3. Conceptualize Indigenous worldviews, ways of being, knowing, and communicating, and speak to why they are important to Indigenous peoples
4. Apply strategies to advocate for Indigenous resurgence and empowerment and respectful relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples in Canada