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.
SPRING 2018 Courses:
FNST 222-3-3 Selected Topics: in First Nations Studies
Topic: Indigenous Film and Resurgence
Tuesday afternoons. Burnaby Campus
FNST 322-3 Special Topics in First Nations Studies
Topic: Ethnoecology of BC First Nations
Friday afternoons. Burnaby Campus
Centre Online and Distance Education (CODE):
FNST 101-3 Introducation to First Nations Studies(C100)
Course outlines - TBA: www.sfu.ca/outlines
What's new in FNS!
We have the following new developments in the Department and offer Best Wishes to all!
Thank you: Our warmest THANKS to Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn for his leadership first serving as Director to FNS and then as Chair when FNS became a department. Eldon will be on a well deserved Chair's leave in 2018!
New: Our warmest CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Deanna Reder in her new role as our new Department Chair for a three-year term. Dr. Reder has previously served as Undergraduate Chair for FNS. Among many of her roles, Deanna is Principle Investigator to a 5-year SSHRC funded "The People and the Text: Indigenous Writing in Northern North America up to 1992" research project. See more at our People webpage.
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 also FASS Shadbolt webpage.)
New: Congratulations to Dr. Rudolf Reimer! Dr. Reimer receives a new appointment as Associate Professor! Dr. Reimer holds a joint appointment with Archaeology and FNS. He has served as Undergraduate Chair for FNS and will be on Study Leave this academic year.
New: Joining our Undegraduate Chair team as new UCC Chair is Dr. Marianne Ignace. Marianne holds a joint appointment in FNS and Linguistics. She is the Director of the First Nations Language Centre and Priniciple Investigator to the seven-year SSHRC researh project on First Nations language preservation and revitalization.
New: Launched is our newest course, FNST 286 Indigenous Peoples and British Columbia: An Introduction course.
First Nations Studies
1) launches new Major!
2) join Co-op Education Program in FNS!
2018 Specials & Highlights!
FNST 222-3 ST-Indigenous Film and Resurgence
FNST 322-3 ST-Ethnoecology in BC First Nations
Also, FNST 326-4 and FNST 327-4 (joint offering with HIST 326-4 and GSWS 327-4)