SFU and FNST student, Melanie Mercer, wins the Blue Metropolis Foundation and Festival Student Prize!

Congratulations to First Nations Studies' very own, Melanie Mercer, for winning the 2018 Blue Metropolis First Peoples Literary Prize!

See below for details


First Nations Studies partners with Indigenous and other communities and individuals to build dynamic relationships that restore and revitalize traditional knowledges, ancient and modern aesthetics, and literatures.

As a community of learners, we connect and honour academic rigor and Indigenous perspectives through activist research, creative production, and community engagement.

First Nations Studies offers sequential, comprehensive learning rooted in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal logic, methodology, practice and theory.

Summer 2018 Courses:

FNST 101-3 Introduction to First Nations Studies

FNST 201W-3 Canadian Aboriginal Peoples' Perspectives on History 

FNST 222-3 Selected Topics in First Nations Studies
Topic: Coast Salish Histories

FNST 332-3 Ethnobotany of BC First Nations  
Note: There are two sections for this course

FNST/HIST 427-4 Problems in the History of Aboriginal Peoples

Course outlines - www.sfu.ca/outlines

What's new in FNS!

We have the following new developments in the Department and offer Best Wishes to all!

New: Warmest WELCOME to Dr. June Scudeler! Dr. Scudeler is SFU's newest Shadbolt Fellow (2017-2020). We are delighted to have June join our faculty team as Term Assistant Professor during her tenure as Shadbolt Fellow. (See FASS Shadbolt webpage.)



Fall 2018

1) Research Assistant Positions: TBA

2) Work-Study Positions - TBA

See FNS Employment webpage on upcoming Work-Study and/or RA temporary positions.


Welcome to FNS @ SFU!

Thank you for visiting our website.


FNS is Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 TEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT POSITION(S):
See latest competitions posted on our Employment page or click below:
Job openings for FNST 


New FASS opportunity:


Welcome, Thanks, and
FNS Faculty Updates:

Thank you to all our alumni, students, families, colleagues, and Elders for your continuing support to SFU First Nations Studies.  



FNS Student Union - We have one!

FNS Co-op Practicum Program!


SPRING 2018 Graduation

The Department of First Nations Studies would like to sincerely congratulate all of our graduates!

Congratulations Grads!


This page last updated: July 10, 2018