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Language

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

Culture

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

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.

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McMaster social work professor recognized for outstanding contributions to community

Indigenous scholar, Dr. Bonnie Freeman is one of ten Mohawk College alumni honoured for contributions in business, community contributions .

Aug 20, 2019

Here’s why a $4.8-million research project is named the Feast Centre

"Everyone comes together over the feast." Randy Jackson and Renee Masching are leading a massive, community-driven research centre that will respond to the problem of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in Indigenous communities.

Jul 28, 2019

SSHRC awards Mac Social Sciences researchers over $900,000 in Insight Grants

Eight research projects from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $903,168 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Development Grants.

Jul 17, 2019

Social Sciences students recognized with 100 individual awards and scholarships

On behalf of the Faculty of Social Sciences, we wish to extend our warmest congratulations to all of the recipients in our Faculty of Social Sciences academic awards. You, your family and friends should be proud of your accomplishments.

Apr 04, 2019

Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.

Mar 18, 2019

Online voting could transform governance in Indigenous communities

Chelsea Gabel says education, advocacy and above all, forging strong relationships built on trust are vital parts of her research into how digital technology can help Indigenous communities move toward self-determination.

Mar 06, 2019

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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