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 Canadas future from path-breaking indigenous writers directly. A Breadth-Humanities course.   Visit our Courses webpage for details.


New Programs!

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

Spring 2017

Course highlights & W-Writing Designation Courses

FNST 110W Indigenous International Lifewriting - NEW!!
FNST 201W Canadian Aboriginal Peoples' Perspectives on History
FNST 222 Special Topics: Ethnozoology
FNST 353W First Nations Heritage Stewardship
FNST 402W The Discourse of Aboriginal Peoples

and more


Spring 2017

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

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

Summer 2017

Intersession 2017 Specials & Highlights!

           Stay tuned for details!

1) ENLG/FNST 226-3 VANCR Campus.
     Mondays & Wednesdays Evenings
                   NEW Course:
Indigenous Writing
(Since 1867): Once Neglected, Now Celebrated.
A Breadth-Humanities (B-HUM) designation and CANADA 150 course.

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

3) FNST 383-4
Indigenous Technology: Art and Sustainability

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


Welcome to FNS @ SFU!

Thank you for visiting our website.


A warm 'Welcome' to 2017!
Visit our Spring 2017 Course line up


FN Language Proficiency Certificate  - Squamish Language 2017-2018 Cohort

Info Sessions [ Details ]


FNS Student Union Meeting
Feb 9, 12:30pm


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.

Stay tuned for details about our new Intersession 2017 course:

Indigenous Literature (since 1867: Once Neglected, Now Celebrated (FNST 226-3).

Spring 2017 Graduation

Early bird graduation application deadline for FNEP Cohort students: February 15, 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: 03JAN2017.