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, languages 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.

First Nations Studies and Canada 150:
Intersession 2017 - Special Topics course


Learn why indigenous literature matters and its promise for Canada's future from path-breaking indigenous writers directly. A Breadth-Humanities course.   

In this lecture/discussion/studio practice course, learn about Indigenous craft, technologies, bioregionalisms as avenues for intellectual discourse, eco-logical practice, involvement in a calendar round, among others, in order to create and maintain viable and sustainable community practices and securities.  

Visit our FNS Canada 150 webpage for more course details.

Other Summer 2017 Courses:

FNST 101-3 Introduction to First Nations Studies
VANCR Campus. Tuesday Evening

4) Centre Online and Distance Education (CODE):
FNST 201W-3 Canadian Aboriginal Peoples' Perspectives on History

Course outlines:


New Programs!

First Nations Studies
1) launches new Major!
2) join Co-op Education Program in FNS!

FALL 2017

2017 Specials & Highlights!




Summer 2017

1) Research Positions - TBA
2) Work-Study Positions - Three (3)
      positions available.

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


Welcome to FNS @ SFU!

Thank you for visiting our website.

Explore, Learn, Challenge!

FNS has a great course line this Summer offering TWO special courses with themes focusing on Canada 150.

FNS and Canada 150

Summer 2017 Courses


FNS Student Union Meeting
Next meeting: TBA


Thank you to all our alumni, students, families, colleagues, and Elders for your continuing support to SFU First Nations Studies. Our 2017 donation goals: TBA shortly.

Spring 2017 Graduation

Last day to submit graduation application for FNEP Cohort students: April 11, 2017.  (Click HERE for FNEP Graduation Application form.)

Indigenous Students Honouring Ceremony ( for students graduated in Fall 2016 and graduating Spring 2017: June 2017

Congratulations, Grads!

Warmest wishes to all First Nations Studies Fall 2016 Graduands!

Fall 2016 Convocation Program

This page last updated: 15MAR2017.