Specialization in Indigenous Peoples Education (IPE)

Grounded in the traditions of the Aboriginal peoples of Alberta, the international and interdisciplinary focus of this specialization attracts Indigenous students from a variety of disciplines and locations. This specialization combines the conventional parameters and standards of university education with the collective efforts of Indigenous students, scholars, and Elders.

Its aim is to facilitate and support Indigenous scholars whose work is grounded in the values, integrity, and knowledge systems of Indigenous peoples locally and globally. Cultural activities include orientation weekends, sharing circles, Elders support and ceremony.

In keeping with Indigenous cultural norms, all applicants to the Peoples Education program have the opportunity to explore the program by meeting with Indigenous faculty members, student representatives and an Elder prior to admittance.

Doctoral Program

Master's Program