Learning Together

Learning together requires transformational change and the meaningful integration of Indigenous knowledges, cultures and worldviews in curriculum and teaching practices.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor in Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice

Graduate Programs

Master in Conservation Leadership with emphasis on Indigenous-led conservation governance

PhD History: Indigenous Histories of Turtle Island

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Indigenous Environmental Governance 



  • ARTH*2060 Indigenous Arts in the Americas 
  • ANTH*2660 Contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada 
  • ANTH*3650 The Anthropology of Indigenous Peoples Before Canada 
  • ANTH*4740 The Anthropology of Place  
  • BIOL*2300 Field Course in Biodiversity 
  • ENGL*3630 Writing Canada: Forging the Nation 
  • GEOG*2510 Considering Canada: A Regional Approach
  • GEOG*3210 Indigenous-Settler Relationships in Environmental Governance 
  • HIST*1050 Invitation to History: Treaty Regulations 
  • HIST*3390 Governments and Indigenous Spaces 
  • HIST*4080 Indigenous Resistance Writing and Movements 
  • IES*1010 Introduction to Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice
  • IES*1020 Indigenous Knowledge for Environmental Science and Practice
  • IES*3020 Right Relations: Reconciliation, Decolonization, & the Environment 
  • IES*4000 Indigenous Environmental Science: Methodologies in Practice 
  • IES*4010 Indigenous Environmental Science Project 
  • IES*4020 Indigenous Environmental Science Reflective Capstone
  • INDG*1100 Indigenous Language and Culture 
  • INDG*4000 Capstone: Indigenous Env Gov
  • POLS*3340 Indigenous Politics in Canada 
  • POLS*4050 Reconciliation in Canadian Public Law
  • SOAN*4210 Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canadian Society 
  • SOC*2280 Society, Knowledge Systems and Environment  
  • SOC*3850 Seminar in Sociology  


  • AHSS*1240 Introduction to Indigenous Studies


  • ANTH/SOC*6420 Environment, Food and Communities  
  • CONS*6000 Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Governance Models
  • CONS*6050 Partnerships for Conservation
  • HIST*6630 Indigenous Research Relations and Methodologies
  • HIST*7280 Indigenous Histories of Turtle Island Major Seminar
  • HIST*7780 Indigenous Histories of Turtle Island Minor Seminar
  • POLS*6050 The Politics of Identity
  • POLS*6840 PhD Field Course in Gender, Race, Indigeneity, and Sex
  • RPD*6290 Indigenous Community Planning  

Curriculum Resources

Office of Teaching and Learning

Indigeneity and Decolonization

College of Social and Applied Human Sciences - Teaching and Learning

Curriculum Innovation: Indigenizing Curriculum

Experiential Learning  

Catalyst Experiences

Catalyst Experiences (formerly, Project Serve) offers community-engaged learning experiences that explore various themes related to social and environmental justice during the February Reading Week and throughout the spring and summer semesters. Programs are organized in partnership with communities across Ontario, Canada and the United States, and are amazing opportunities to learn more about pressing domestic and international themes and community initiatives that have global implications. Two programs have focused on Indigenous themes: 

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation 

The Nawash program takes place during Reading Week on the territory of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, near Cape Croker on the Bruce Peninsula. Participants explore historic and contemporary social justice themes experienced by First Nations communities while living with host families and volunteer at community placements for approximately three days. 

Guelph: Truth & Reconciliation 

This Guelph-based program takes place in the spring or summer semesters and focuses on the theme of Truth and Reconciliation. Unpacking questions such as: What does reconciliation mean? What is the role of individuals and communities in reconciliation? Participants gain an understanding of Indigenous resilience and local community resources through cultural learning within the community, excursions to nearby First Nations, classroom sessions, guest speakers, tours of organizations, volunteering, and workshops.  

To learn more, explore the Community Engagement Opportunities with the Experiential Learning Hub.  


A field course in Mushkegowuk Territory 

A field course in Mushkegowuk Territory with Knowledge Keepers and mental health professionals at Guelph-Humber with Dr. David Danto