Fall 2019 - FNST 301 D100

Issues in Applied First Nations Studies Research (3)

Class Number: 3994

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.

  • Instructor:

    Eldon Yellowhorn
    1 778 782-6669
    Office: SWH 9083
    Office Hours: 2:30–3:30 PM
  • Prerequisites:

    FNST 101 or 201W.



Involves a survey and examination of method, theory and related topics associated with contemporary First Nations Studies research in applied contexts. Ethical conduct and protocols for working within First Nations communities are reviewed.


The course examines the methods and best practices that are germane to First Nations Studies.  It focuses on particular areas such as material culture, archival, library and electronic sources of information related to Aboriginal People. Assignments throughout the duration of the course will help students develop their skill sets for constructing professional style, formal research report.


  • Late Term Exam 20%
  • Book Review 10%
  • Research Abstract 10%
  • Bibliography 10%
  • Preliminary Research Report 10%
  • Final Research Report 30%
  • Research Report Presentation 10%


FNST 101 or 201w.



Tilley, Susan A. (2016) Doing respectful research: Power, privilege and passion. Fernwood Publishing, Winnipeg, 284 pp.
ISBN: 9781552668191

Department Undergraduate Notes:

  1. Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability. 
  2. Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.
  3. Remember to check the Student Information System (SIS) at the start of the term to reconfirm your classroom location(s).
  4. All students are expected to read and understand SFU policies with regard to academic honesty and student conduct (S10).
    These policies are available at: http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student.html

Department of First Nations Studies- Contact Info:
Webpage: www.sfu.ca/fnst
Phone: 778-782-4774
General Office: Saywell Hall (SWH) Room 9089. Burnaby Campus. (M-F, 09:00-16:30 Hrs.)
Academic Advisor's Office: SWH 9081.

For general information, program information, academic advising (appointment or program check-up; enrollment assistance*): Please email fnstmgr@sfu.ca.

* Students: When submitting a request or an inquiry, please email from your SFU Mail (@sfu.ca) email and remember to include your SFU Student ID number in your email. Thank you.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html