Indigenous Studies Online Courses


Offered Winter 2022:

Indigenous Peoples and Technoscience


NS 115 introduces students to the intricate connections between science and technology fields, broader dynamics of colonialism, and increasing demands for Indigenous governance of science and technology. The course is structured by centering Indigenous peoples’ relationships to science and technology fields as “objects/subjects,” “collaborators,” and “scientists.”  

Instructors: Kim TallBear, Jessica Kolopenuk


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To register, please follow these instructions based on your learning pathway:
    1. Visiting Students
      Undergraduate students from another institution who wish to take the course for credit (3 credit programming) should contact

    2. Open Studies
      Non-registered students who wish to take the course for credit (3 credit programming),
      apply for Open Studies by December 15 for Winter 2022.

    3. Continuing Education
      Registration now closed. Please revisit the website for updates on next available classes! 

    4. U of A Students - register on Beartracks.

Offered Winter 2022:

Countering Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples


NS 161 pulls the rug out from underneath settler-based constructions of Indigeneity. Taking up the most prevalent stereotypes of Indigenous people, students learn to unpack and challenge the narratives that both skew the lived experience of Indigenous peoples and allow the replication of stereotypes that reinforce colonial relationships.

Instructors: Tasha Hubbard, Tracy Bear, Sara Howdle and Molly Swain.