Certificate of Reconciliation Studies

Certificate of Reconciliation Studies

Certificate of Reconciliation Studies

What is Certificate in Reconciliation Studies?

The First Nations University of Canada’s Reconciliation Studies (CRS) will soon be available online to serve a national audience. First Nations University of Canada proposed the creation of an 18-credit (6 course) Certificate of Reconciliation Studies (CRS). Following the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the CRS program focuses on recognizing the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and the need to promote healing, equity and respect for /of Indigenous cultures and values in Canadian Society. The course will be delivered in person at one of the three First Nations University of Canada Campuses as well as through online delivery to increase the availability of the program across Canada.

Who would benefit from the program?

The CRS is intended to benefit non-degree seeking individuals who may apply this certificate for career advancement, as well as students enrolled in degree programs in Social Work, Education and Health offered at the First Nations University of Canada.

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Program Overview

Beginning in January 2017 - First Nations University of Canada’s Reconciliation Studies (CRS) will be available online to serve a national audience. First Nations University of Canada proposed the creation of an 18-credit (6 course) Certificate of Reconciliation Studies (CRS). Following the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the CRS program focuses on recognizing the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and the need to promote healing, equity and respect for /of Indigenous cultures and values in Canadian Society. The course will be delivered in person at one of the three First Nations University of Canada Campuses as well as through online delivery to increase the availability of the program across Canada.

The CRS is intended to benefit non-degree seeking individuals who may apply this certificate for career advancement, as well as students enrolled in degree programs in Social Work, Education and Health offered at the First Nations University of Canada.

This interdisciplinary certificate program will allow students to take core course and electives from Indigenous Studies in the Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Culture (DILAC) and Indigenous Health Studies, Indigenous Education, and Indigenous Social Work programs in the Department of Indigenous Health, Education and Social Work (DIESW) and the Department of Indigenous Science, the Environment and Economic Development (DISEED).

What are the courses?

This 18-credit program (6 courses) provides a core of coursework and electives from across FNUniv departments that will familiarize students with efforts to close the gap between First Nations and non-First Nations societies within Canada. Course options include class options in INDG, INHS, INSW, ILP and ADMIN. Program will be available at our campuses and online.

Courses

INDG 100 Introduction to Indigenous Studies

INDG 260 History of Residential Schools in Canada

INDG 262 Reconciliation and Indigenous Resurgence in Canada

ILP 100 Introduction to Intercultural Leadership

One of:

  • INHS 100 Introduction to Indigenous Health Studies I
  • INSW 200 Introduction to Social Work
  • EIND 205 Introduction to Indigenous Education
  • INHS 101 Introduction to Indigenous Health Studies II
  • ADMN 225 First Nations Economic Development
  • INSW 377 Traditional Self-Healing

Course Information:

INDG 100 Introduction to Indigenous Studies

This course is subject of Indigenous Studies with a survey of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their origins, through European influence and to the present.

*Note: INDG 100 and INDG 101 can be taken concurrently with permission of the Department Head.*

INDG 260 History of Residential Schools in Canada

An historical look at the rationale, ideology, operations and deficiencies of the Indian Residential School system of Canada including underfunding, physical and spiritual abuse, and student mortality.

*** Prerequisite: INDG 100 or permission of Department Head ***

INDG 262 Reconciliation and Indigenous Resurgence in Canada: In this 13 week online course, students will be introduced to concept of Reconciliation in Canada today. This course is designed to explore where the need for Reconciliation comes from and what the goals of Reconciliation can be. Students will also examine their own role in the process of Reconciliation.

ILP 100 Introduction to Intercultural Leadership

An introductory seminar examining theory and the skills required for future leaders to lead organizations and communities in the context of the changing demographics and emerging labour force in Saskatchewan. Students will assess their attitudes, biases, beliefs and current leadership skills and create a personal leadership development plan.

** Refer to the application process and selection criteria outlined at www.fnuniv.ca Look under Departments and Schools. *

INHS 100 Introduction to Indigenous Health Studies I

Introduction to health science emphasizing Indigenous perspectives. Introduction to health and health care, theories of health, personal health, consumerism, interpreting health information and statistics, health careers.

INSW 200 Introduction to Social Work

This course provides an overview of First Nations and western social work models, historical development, and current practice issues. Students are introduced to a critical analysis of the social work profession, and exposed to a range of social work theories and models.

EIND 205 Introduction to Indigenous Education

The implications of culture and cultural change for education are examined using examples from First Nations cultures. Ways of integrating First Nations cultures into classroom practice are examined.

**Prerequisite: EPS 116 or permission from the First Nations University of Canada, Indigenous Education Department Head. ***

INHS 101 Introduction to Health Studies II

Introduction to health science emphasizing Indigenous perspectives. Topics: organization of health services, mental health, nutrition, fitness, sexuality, human relationships, substance abuse, communicate chronic disease, aging, environmental health, ethical issues.

*** Prerequisite: INHS 100 ***

ADMN 225 First Nations Economic Development

This course is designed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to band entrepreneurial development undertaken by government agencies, research and planning groups, band organizations, band councils and individual band entrepreneurs. Problem areas and alternative approaches will be investigated in relation to the physical and social environments, external factors, and the socio-cultural environment.

*** Prerequisite: ADMN 100 ***

INSW 377 Introduction to Traditional Self-Healing

This course, taught by a traditional Elder, assists students in self-healing following First Nations ceremonies. This course uses the sacred circle to discuss personal issues. There is a concentration on traditional principles, protocols, philosophies of traditional healing, and ceremonies.

** Prerequisite: INSW 200 ***

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FACULTY

Andrew Miller, PhD, Department Head


Dr. Andrew Miller, Assistant Professor, First Nations University of Canada

sor, First Nations University of Canada
Dr. Andrew M. Miller is an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies in the Department of Indigenous Languages Arts and Cultures at First Nations University of Canada. Dr. Miller holds a Master’s in Forestry Science from Northern Arizona University (2003) and a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Manitoba for research related to Indigenous peoples’ of Mexico and Canada’s relationships to their environments and natural resources. His research areas include Indigenous cultural landscapes, ethnobiology and sacred sites.

Courses Andrew teaches:

  • INDG 100 Intro to Indg studies,
  • INDG 201 Current Issues in Indg Studies,
  • INDG 230 Indigenous histories in the United States,
  • INDG 280 Indigenous Research Methods,
  • INDG 300 Indigenous peoples of Latin America and Development Change,
  • INDG 380 Readings in Indigenous Methodologies.

Dr. Blair Stonechild, PhD.

Blair Stonechild, Professor of Indigenous Studies, First Nations University of Canada

Dr. Stonechild is of the mixed Cree and Saulteaux heritage from the Canadian plains. He attended Indian Residential School for nine years then went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree from McGill, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from University of Regina. In 1976 Blair joined the First Nations University of Canada as its first faculty member. Blair has been Dean of Academics and Executive Director of Development responsible for construction of the university’s facility. Major publications include Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion,(1997) a history book which won national attention; The New Buffalo: Aboriginal Post-secondary Policy in Canada (2006) a study of Canadian Indigenous higher education policy; and the biography Buffy Sainte-Marie: It’s My Way on the life of the internationally renowned singer which has received awards. His latest The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality which relates the teachings of Indigenous elders is due for release by the University of Regina Press in May 2016. Blair resides in Regina with his wife and 3 adult children.

Courses Blair teaches;

  • INDG 200 – Introduction to International Indigenous Studies
  • INDG 228 – Indigenous History – Eastern Canada
  • INDG 229 – Indigenous History – Western Canada
  • INDG 270 – Museums and First Peoples
  • INDG 232 – Indigenous Religion and Philosophy Systems
  • INDG 290 – History of Indian Residential Schools
  • INDG 301 – Contemporary Indigenous Peoples of Canada
  • INDG 320 – Indians and the Hudson’s Bay Company
  • INDG 332 – Indigenous Religion and Philosophy
  • INDG 338 – Reserves: Their History and Development
  • INDG 415 – North American Indigenous Religious Philosophies
  • INDG 421 – Issues in Self-Determination
  • INDG 890 – Directed Reading and Research

Del Anaquod, MEd.

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Willie Ermine, MEd.

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Mariam McNab, PhD

Mariam McNab, PhD

Miriam McNab, PhD, is a member of George Gordon First Nation in Treaty 4, Southern Saskatchewan. She teaches Indigenous Studies at the Saskatoon campus of the First Nations University of Canada. A mother, stepmother, and kohkom (grandmother), Miriam has recently completed her PhD dissertation on a history of women’s work on her reserve. First Nations women, Saskatchewan Plains Cree history, and urban issues are among her teaching areas.

Links to other programs

Indigenous Studies

Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Cultures (DILAC), Dr. Arok Wolvengrey (Department Head)

The Indigenous Studies program offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honours, which provide the Social Science core for most degree and certificate programs offered by the First Nations University of Canada. The program fosters research and the intellectual study of Indigenous peoples and their cultures - with an emphasis on Saskatchewan first, followed by Canada, North America, the western hemisphere and the world. Efforts are explicitly meant to complement, not replace, the knowledge and traditional teachings of Elders. A Minor in Indigenous Studies is also available.

With courses that can be taken face-to-face or by videoconferencing at any of the three campuses, and/or online, Indigenous Studies will prepare students to compete for all career options open to other university Arts graduates. Students can apply for second degree programs in faculties such as Law, Administration, Education, Fine Arts, Science and Social Work, or pursue honours and graduate studies in the Social Sciences or Humanities.

Indigenous Studies majors develop skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers. These skills include:

Careers Include:

Program Available At:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analysis and critical-thinking skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Indigenous affairs
  • Expertise in cultural diversity and minority perspectives
  • Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
  • Broad understanding of cross-cultural and diversity issues
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Diversity Coordinator
  • Family Services Specialist
  • School Counsellor
  • Regina Campus
  • Prince Albert Campus
  • Saskatoon Campus

http://fnuniv.ca/programs

STUDENTS

Centre for Continued Education

The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) links the University’s resources to individual and group learning needs in the community. The CCE’s mandate is to meet lifelong learning needs by offering high quality, flexible and accessible education and training programs to learners from the community and the University.

CCE will offer the Certificate in Administration (Indigenous Management) through:
Students enrolled in CCE programs at the University of Regina must follow the academic and other policies and procedures of the University. The following policies apply to students enrolled in credit and non-credit certificates.

    1. Online, Spring and Summer credit courses applicable to the certificate program
    2. Off-campus, face-to-face, televised and video-conference courses, which carry credit towards certificate program

Undergraduate level certificates offer students an opportunity to pursue a program that can ladder into an undergraduate diploma or degree. Courses are scheduled at a variety of times and a variety of locations. Most credit certificate programs require no minimum educational background for admission. On average, students studying part-time complete a certificate program within 2.5 to 5 years.

https://www.uregina.ca/cce/centre-information/publications/program-guide/index.html

General Inquiries and information on support services provided for Career and Professional Development (Credit) and Flexible Learning Divisions can be directed to:

Student and Instructor Services (Credit)

Centre for Continuing Education University of Regina

Room 3307, First Nations University

University of Regina

3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Tel: 306-585-5807

Email: CCE.StudentServices@uregina.ca

Website: www.uregina.ca/cce/

Admission Info / Links

Undergraduate Certificate Programs offered through the Centre for Continuing Education are encouraged to apply for admission using the Online Application for Admission Form. The one-time, non-refundable application fee for first time undergraduate admission to the University of Regina in any program is $100. Applications will not be processed until this fee is paid.

First Time Applicants
Application Level: Undergraduate

  1. Create a Login ID and PIN within the online application
  2. Continue with the application process

Application Type: Certificates CCE, FNUniv

Returning Applicants
Application Level: Undergraduate

  1. Enter your Login ID and PIN

Application Type: Certificates CCE, FNUniv

Method 1: Apply Online.

Follow the prompts to set-up a temporary password and ID:
The online application can be found at: https://banner.uregina.ca/prod/sct/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

  • A valid e-mail address and credit card number are required.
  • Select First Nations University of Canada and the campus you wish to attend (Regina, Saskatoon or Prince Albert).

Method 2: Paper Based Application.

Select the First Nations University of Canada as your registration choice under FACULTY AND PROGRAM DETAILS (question 7) and select your faculty of choice. If you are unsure of a major and/or faculty, leave it blank.

You must submit a non-refundable $100 Canadian application fee. Cheques or money orders may be mailed along with the application or Visa or MasterCard payment may be made on the application form. Those applying online must use Visa or MasterCard. Applications can be found at: http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/apply-now/index.html

Open Admission is available to students who are:

ï 21 years of age or older; or,

ï who have special approval from the Director of the Centre for Continuing Education.

Students who apply for admission based on open admission need not supply any documentation of academic history, but are subject to English Language Proficiency requirements.

Regular Admission requires the following:

Students applying for regular admission must supply these documents:

1. High School Marks An official statement of Saskatchewan Division IV or Secondary Level marks or similar official statements from the provincial department of education where the applying student attended high school. Students are advised to request transcripts well in advance of applying for admission. Transcripts will not be returned.

2. Post-Secondary Transcripts (if applicable) Students who have attended another university/college must have that institution forward an official transcript directly to the Centre for Continuing Education. Photocopies, faxes and transcripts issued to students are not acceptable.

For more information, or to make an appointment with one of our Student Recruitment Officers: Phone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3001

https://urconnected.uregina.ca/apply/howtoapply.ezc

Admission Info (Download PDF)

Documents

Application forms and Re-Admission/Faculty Transfer forms (both online and paper based versions) can be found at http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/. Please visit the “Deadlines” tab for information on important dates.

Scholarships / Awards Info

SERVICES

Student Success
Elders Office

Elder’s Office

Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, closed from 12:00pm-1:00pm daily.

Regina Campus

1 First Nations Way, Room 1042

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4S 7K2

Telephone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3129

Fax: 306-790-5996

Email: Elder’s Office

Saskatoon

#207 - 2553 Grasswood Rd East

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

S7T 1C8

Telephone: 306-931-1800 ext. 5475

Fax: 306-931-1848

Email: Elder’s Office

Prince Albert Campus

1301 Central Avenue, Room 203

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

S6V 4W1

Telephone: 306-765-3333 ext. 7139

Fax: 306-765-3330

Email: Elder’s Office

Library

Library Services

Library Services Available to Off-Campus Students

Off-Campus students can access library resources in two ways:

UREAD Distance Services - (University of Regina Education at a Distance) a service that provides library support for distance students and distance education faculty and staff (who live and study outside of Regina).

Exclusive E-Resources - your active library account (14-digit barcode from your student/library card) provides you with off-campus access to hundreds of exclusive online databases and thousands of online journals and books that you won’t find through a general internet search.

More information on accessing off-campus library services.
The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing service allows students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries if materials are not held or available online via the First Nations University of Canada and University of Regina library system. To place an ILL request, you must have an active library account. Requests can be placed via an online interlibrary loan form. Your 14-digit barcode from your student/library card is required for authentication.
Library patrons have access to reference services during daytime library hours. Regina campus patrons can expect reference services from a Librarian and circulation support from Library Technicians. Saskatoon and Prince Albert patrons can expect reference and circulation support from Library Technicians.
Each campus library provides computers for patron use. In most cases, there are more patrons than computers so please limit your computer use to school related activities only.

Interlibrary Loans

Reference and circulation assistance

Computer Workstations and printing services

Each campus library provides a printer/photocopier for patron use.

The FNUniv campuses have computer labs. When the labs are free, patrons can use the computers and printing services provided. The labs also provide overflow when the library workstations are all occupied.

Check out the Library Page for more info

CONTACT

Campus Info

Regina Campus

1 First Nations Way

Regina, Saskatchewan

CANADA S4S 7K2

Telephone: 306-790-5950

Fax: 306-790-5999
229 4th Ave South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Campus

CANADA S7K 4K3

Telephone: 306-931-1800

Fax: 306-931-1849
1301 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Prince Albert Campus

CANADA S6V 4W1

Telephone: 306-765-3333

Fax: 306-765-3330

Toll-Free: 1-800-267-6303

First Nations University of Canada offers its university programs and services on three campuses - Regina Campus, Saskatoon Campus and Prince Albert Campus - as well as in First Nations communities across Saskatchewan and Canada.

Each campus offers registration, academic advising, and student support services, library services, student lounges, as well as cultural and traditional advising services (through the Elders). Each campus also houses a campus student association.

Registrar's Office

Registrar’s Office

Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, closed from 12:00pm-1:00pm daily.

For more information, or to make an appointment with one of our Student Recruitment Officers: Phone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3001

Method 1: Apply Online.

Follow the prompts to set-up a temporary password and ID:
The online application can be found at: http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/apply-now/index.html.
Method 2: Paper Based Application.

  • A valid e-mail address and credit card number are required.
  • Select First Nations University of Canada and the campus you wish to attend (Regina, Saskatoon or Prince Albert).

Select the First Nations University of Canada as your registration choice under FACULTY AND PROGRAM DETAILS (question 7) and select your faculty of choice. If you are unsure of a major and/or faculty, leave it blank.

You must submit a non-refundable $100 Canadian application fee. Cheques or money orders may be mailed along with the application or Visa or MasterCard payment may be made on the application form. Those applying online must use Visa or MasterCard. Applications can be found at: http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/apply-now/index.html

Student's Success

Student Success Services

Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Main Floor, 1 First Nations Way

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4S 7K2

Telephone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3001

Fax: 306-790-5996

Email: Student Success Services