Online Courses

Coming Winter 2021!

Two new online courses from the Faculty of Native Studies:

NS 161: Countering Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples

This course 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


NS 115: Indigenous Peoples and Technoscience


This course introduces students to the long and complicated relationships between science and technology fields, broader dynamics of colonialism, and increasing demands for Indigenous governance of the sciences and technologies that affect them.  

Instructors: Kim TallBear, Jessica Kolopenuk

To begin your registration, please follow these instructions based on your learning pathway:

  1. Visiting, undergraduate students from another institution (3 credit programming), contact

  2. Open Studies students who are not currently registered in a university or college program (3 credit programming), apply for Open Studies by December 15.

  3. Those who wish to attend classes purely on an informational basis can apply to audit courses. The deadline for audit is January 26.

  4. Current University of Alberta students can register on Beartracks.