Aboriginal drummers at SFU's Burnaby campus celebrate the elevation of SFU's First Nations Studies program to full departmental status.


Congratulations to the Department of First Nations Studies

April 16, 2019

SFU’s First Nations Studies has been granted department status effective April 1, 2012, and will be placed within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

“I am thrilled … it definitely shows the university's commitment to ongoing Aboriginal initiatives and will assist in making the new department the best of its kind in British Columbia,” says William Lindsay, director of SFU’s Office for Aboriginal Peoples.

“There is a tremendous focus on Aboriginal issues and initiatives at SFU as we speak. Having the above occur will only add the Simon Fraser's stature in this area.”

SFU’s First Nations Studies department offers sequential, comprehensive courses rooted in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal logic, methodology, practice, and theory.

Courses are designed for both First Nations and non-Aboriginal students with a focus on the study of traditional cultures, languages, and histories of First Nations.

For more info: http://www.sfu.ca/fns/.

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