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.


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

Research 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.

Fall 2016 

FNS Student Union Meeting
Nov 15, 2016 (14:30 hrs.)


Warmest wishes to our
2016 Fall Graduates

in First Nations Studies  !

Fall 2016 Convocation Program


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

Spring 2017 Graduation:

Indigenous Students Honouring Ceremony ( June 2017

New: FNS Co-op Practicum Program!

1965-2015 SFU Fifty Years!

Wild Archaeology Series Premieres-FNS special screening for
FNST students:  Sept 6, 12:30, SWH9095. (Limited space)