Aboriginal Governance and Partnership Programs

Aboriginal Governance and Partnership Programs

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This program will provide students with the necessary understanding and skills to effectively lead, work, or partner with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations, communities, businesses, and governments.  The program of study centres on developing knowledge while increasing analytical and applied skills suited to the unique governance issues and opportunities facing Aboriginal peoples and their non-Aboriginal partners today.

The curriculum features theory and practice for negotiations and partnership between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal entities, including best practices for:

• Successful partnership;

• Leadership;

• Government;

• Management and Administration;

• Business growth for First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations, and their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

Strong support for new the Aboriginal governance and partnership certificates in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta was expressed during four extensive rounds of consultations.

The Certificate in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership (With Degree)

University Credit Certificate in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership (Certificate only)


For more information contact:

Shalene Jobin
Director, Aboriginal Governance Program
(780) 492-8062

Certificate in Aboriginal Sport and Recreation

Offered jointly by the faculties of Native Studies and Physical Education and Recreation, this intellectually stimulating certificate, taught by leading scholars, is designed to

  • Enhance leadership in the growing filed of Aboriginal sport and recreation
  • Provide you with an added advantage to your degree program if you want to work in this field
  • Entrench a deep understanding of the cultural context of Aboriginal communities and populations
  • Serve a demonstrated need in the realm of community-based Aboriginal sport and recreation

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