Minor in Indigenous Community Justice


The minor in Indigenous Community Justice aims to critically engage students with Indigenous social justice issues and explore the impact of European influence on Indigenous life and cultures. Students will examine the social construction of settler societies that have taken root around the world through imperial and capitalist expansionism. They will be challenged to put knowledge of culture, history, and social justice—and their theoretical understandings—into practice. Students will study Indigenous mobilization, political organization, self-determination, resurgence, and regeneration of communities and cultures. This Minor also exposes students to the complexity and diversity of Indigenous ways of delivering justice, governance, and community structures. Students will also learn about the large variation of Indigenous methods of achieving justice among the numerous Indigenous communities across Canada. Finally, students will also engage in experiential learning and active engagement with local communities and peoples, as well as with peoples throughout Turtle Island.

This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

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Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Indigenous Community Justice must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

Lower-Level Requirements
INDG 1100Introduction to Indigenous Studies3
Select four of the following:12
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia
Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Culture and the Environment
Indigenous Art
Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867
Forged in Fire: Canada since 1867
Canadian Government and Politics
Sustainability and Government
Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures
Racialization in Canada
Upper-Level Requirements
Select four of the following:12
Indigenous Peoples and Justice
Studies in Indigenous Literature and Cultural Expression
Indigenous Perspectives on Settler Colonial Societies
Indigenous Activism
Indigenous Languages in Canada
Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Politics and Policy
Total Credits27

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor's degree, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Indigenous Community Justice.

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