Skills in First Nations Studies



  • Communicate ideas clearly and efficiently in a variety of mediums through listening, clarifying, and responding comprehensively
  • Read critically and write persuasively with a comprehensive knowledge of grammar and vocabulary

Information Management

  • Locate, gather and organize information using appropriate technology and information systems


  • Gather information and use information resources 
  • Conduct and explain research results
  • Conduct research by planning, designing and analyzing with critical, logical and creative thinking


  • Think and write creatively Lead and participate in discussions
  • Effectively convey arguments and opinions and encourage independent and creative thought
  • Identify creative ways to improve current situations or problems with cross cultural knowledge, experience and tolerance

Citizenship and Global Perspective

  • Integrates an awareness of how social, organizational, and global issues are inter-related with individual and local concerns
  • Understanding and appreciating the similarities and difference of Indigenous societies within their own communities and the world
  • Be open minded, aware of current social issues and examine issues through various perspectives
  • Identify complex issues facing First Nations with knowledge of Aboriginal historical challenges and the diversity among individuals and their traditions
  • Understanding of the various roles affecting First Nations, including language, culture, identity, philosophies, history, world views, social structure and political issues

Project Management

  • Set priorities and handle multiple assignments and tasks 
  • Be flexible by adapting to changing conditions and work assignments
  • Work independently to create well defined objectives and outcomes  

Problem Solving and Critical Analysis

  • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems, demonstrating the ability to be creative and innovative in identifying solutions 
  • Analyze complex textual and cultural phenomenon Develop critical observations and attention to detail
  • Be sensitive to preconceptions and stereotypes while analyzing the multiple dimensions of a problem 


  • Organizing ideas and materials in clear and efficient way
  • Design, plan, organize and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe

Interpersonal Abilities and Teamwork

  • Establish good relations with the people you work with as well as respecting individual differences 
  • Work well with people from diverse backgrounds 
  • Work effectively within a group, demonstrating leadership 
  • Monitoring the success of a project and identifying ways to improve it