First Nations & Indigenous Studies - Grad course


FNIS 501A 101 (3) Graduate Theory and Methods Seminar
The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the more common theoretical concepts, approaches and related issues in the field of Indigenous Studies in order to help prepare students for further advanced study in the FNIS core curriculum.  Beginning with the critical discourse around identity and related subjects of whiteness, race, sexuality and gender in Canada and the US, the course will turn to cultural analysis of settler national identities and myth-making, the making of history/narrative, theorizing settler colonialism, and end with critical discourses of Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous resurgence, and Indigenous research methodologies. Students will also learn responsible and community-based research from a critical Indigenous perspective; methods for identifying and assessing research materials, critical analysis, oral history/qualitative research interviewing and analysis, and research ethics in the design and implementation of community-based student research projects.

Instructor: Nason, Dory

*If you are a graduate student who is interested in taking FNIS 501A, please email with the following information before Friday, July 12th, 2019:

  • Reason you are interested in taking this course
  • How this course relates to your graduate research
  • Courses or work experience with Indigenous content

Please note that this graduate course requires instructor approval and that by sending an email does not mean you are automatically registered. We will be in touch with you after your request has been reviewed.

All best,

Dale Gintner

Interim Program Assistant | Faculty of Arts | Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
First Nations & Indigenous Studies and First Nations & Endangered Languages
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Unceded Musqueam Territory
Phone 604 822 2905 | |



Friday, July 12, 2019