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Department of Anthropology

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Health

Indigenous approaches to health and well-being, including how Canadian health policy impacts Indigenous communities.

Socio-Political

Contemporary Indigenous relations in Canada as expressed through gender, rights, socio-economic policy, and the justice system.

Culture

Understanding Indigenous knowledge systems and world views through spirituality, the arts, governance, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Language

Indigenous values, beliefs, and customs of the Cayuga, Mohawk and Ojibwe languages, through the study of written and spoken forms.

Latest News & Items

Indigenous students discuss their perceptive on celebrating Canada150

Friday, June 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mills Plaza

Jun 30, 2017

What does Canada 150 mean for Indigenous communities?

Indigenous Studies Director Vanessa Watts featured on TVO's The Agenda discussing why Canada's 150 birthday may not be something to celebrate.

Jun 30, 2017

McMaster launches new institute focused on Indigenous research

In a new era of reconciliation and an openness from the Canadian government to right the wrongs that have devastated generations, McMaster has established one of the country’s only institutes dedicated to Indigenous ways of knowing and research.

Apr 18, 2017

Indigenous undergrads invited to apply for research-focused summer program

Applications are now open for the 2017 Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars (IUSRS) program at McMaster.

Mar 09, 2017

Indigenous Graduation Ceremony 2017

Save the date! June 14 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Feb 28, 2017

Spring Social 2017!

April 3 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Feb 28, 2017

Hons.B.A.

Our Indigenous Studies Program brings the richness and depth of Indigenous knowledge and cultures to the classroom. The program, designed for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, allows students to explore the intellectual traditions of many Indigenous peoples, with an emphasis on the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe of southern Ontario. Students will increase their understanding, awareness, and respect for Indigenous knowledge, spirituality, and social/political experience.

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Hons.B.A.

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B.A.

Students are able to complete a Combined Degree in Indigenous Studies that consists of 30 units of Indigenous Studies courses.

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Minor

Completed using available elective credits from an Honours Degree in another subject.

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