Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance

Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Governance_

Leaders of tomorrow are made today.

Founded in partnership with Yukon First Nations, Yukon College's Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance offers students the skills, experience and knowledge to affect real change in self-determination and governance in the North and beyond. 

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance aims to build northern leadership capacity by providing students with the values, knowledge and skills to work collaboratively within the unique governance landscape of the North.

The program focuses on northern issues, and western and Indigenous worldviews. Using an Indigenous lens, students will analyze the evolution of Indigenous self-determination and self-government in Canada and internationally, with a focus on current and past legislation and policy.

A capstone project will focus on the task of integrating theoretical knowledge of policy, governance and self-determination with practical methods in an applied and northern context.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance, students must
hold:

  • Grade 12 graduation with English 12 and Math 11 (Applications, Principles, Foundations, Pre-Calculus) strongly recommended; OR
  • Mature Student Status with acceptable scores on College Assessments; OR
  • Acceptance into a related post-secondary program at a comparable level to the Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Governance) degree; OR
  • Five years of manager-level work experience with four to five pieces of sample writing for eligibility assessment.
Applying

Application Dates

Fall 2018 (September Start)

Application deadline and initial review of applications for the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance is July 15, 2018. Priority acceptance will be given to First Nations Governance and Public Administration (FNGPA) alumni, current FNGPA students with four or fewer courses remaining in their program, Yukon First Nations citizens, and Yukon residents, in that order. If you fall into one of these categories, please email applicationfollowup@yukoncollege.yk.ca after you’ve completed your application, and clearly identify into which category you fall.

Applications will continue to be accepted after the July 15 deadline, but will be assessed in the order they are submitted and will not receive the benefit of the priority acceptance outlined above.
 

Winter 2019 (January Start)

Please note that, due to course scheduling, students who begin the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance degree in the winter semester will take 3.5 years (minimum) to complete the degree. Contact a program advisor if considering a Winter 2018 start.

Application deadline and initial review of applications for the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance is November 5, 2018. Priority acceptance will be given to First Nations Governance and Public Administration (FNGPA) alumni, current FNGPA students with four or fewer courses remaining in their program, Yukon First Nations citizens, and Yukon residents, in that order. If you fall into one of these categories, please email applicationfollowup@yukoncollege.yk.ca after you’ve completed your application, and clearly identify into which category you fall.

Applications will continue to be accepted after the November 5 deadline, but will be assessed in the order they are submitted and will not receive the benefit of the priority acceptance outlined above.
Distance Learning

Many of the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance  courses are available through Distance Learning using web-conferencing or online courses.  Students may participate in classes from home, any of our Yukon College campuses, or other off-campus locations.

Learn more about the computer and internet Requirements for Distance Learning for the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance program.

Email the Yukon College E-learning Mentor to discuss Distance Learning expectations and support. 

Graduation Requirements

To receive a Yukon College Bachelor of Arts  in Indigenous Governance, a student must:

  • Pass all the required courses (90 credits) including FNGA 340: Indigenous Governance Capstone.
  • Complete 50% (45 credits) of the coursework through Yukon College (residency requirement) achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA upon graduation (C average).
  • Successfully fulfill the Yukon College First Nations core competency requirement.
Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance will produce leaders in governments and communities qualified to participate in the northern governance landscape and/or pursue further study in the field.

All students will be equipped for management and leadership positions in Indigenous governments, municipal and territorial governments, as well as non-profit organizations operating in the context of Indigenous governance.

Students already holding these positions will refine their professional skills through academic research and practical applications.

Money Matters

Fees

Additional costs beyond Yukon College tuition are associated with this program of study. These costs include textbooks; materials, technology, and other non-instructional fees; and student union dues. The course outline for each individual class will contain detailed information regarding the costs specific to that course.

Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Money Matters for more information.


Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon College is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several Student Financial Awards to help offset your educational and living costs.


Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.

Courses

Core

First year

Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
ENGL 100 - Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Unscheduled Online, Not Online Online/Video, Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
FNGA 100 - Introduction to First Nations Governance and Public Administration Not Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
FNGA 101 - Governance & Land Claims
FNGA 103 - Accountability and Financial Management Not Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
HIST 140 - History of Yukon First Nations and Self-Government Not Online, Unscheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F

Second year

Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
FNGA 200 - Organizational and Community Wellness Not Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
FNGA 207 - Public Policy
FNGA 208 - Human Resource Management
FNGA 209 - Intergovernmental Relations
FNGA 240 - Indigenous Peoples and Research
PHIL 230 - Bridging Knowledges Not Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
POLI 230 - Indigenous Political Thought Not Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F

Elective

Social Science: Junior
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
ANTH 100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 140 - Introduction to the Fields of Anthropology Not Online, Scheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
ANTH 220 - People and Cultures of the Subarctic
ANTH 221 - Subarctic Archaeology
ECON 100 - Introduction to Microeconomics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
MATH 105 - Introductory Statistics
NOST 101 - The Circumpolar World Unscheduled Online Online/Video
F
NOST 200 - Research in the North Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
POLI 201 - Introduction to Political Thought
PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I Not Online, Unscheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
SOCI 100 - Introduction to Sociology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
SOCI 103 - Canadian Society Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
SOCI 104 - Social Problems Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
SOCI 220 - Social Issues in the North
WGST 202 - Women in Indigenous Societies
Preservation of Indigenous Culture
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
ANTH 144 - Heritage and Culture Field School
FNST 140 - Preservation of Traditional Knowledge
LANG 140 - Language and Culture Preservation Unscheduled Online Online/Video
F
LANG 240 - Language Activism
Social Science: Senior
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
ANTH 210 - Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ANTH 312 - The Anthropology of the State - Past, Present, Future
CRIM 210 - Law, Youth and Young Offenders Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CRIM 219 - Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Justice
CRIM 230 - Introduction to Substantive Criminal Law Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CRIM 241 - Intro to Corrections
CRIM 251 - Introduction to Law Enforcement
NOST 324 - Contemporary Issues in the Circumpolar World I Unscheduled Online Online/Video
F
NOST 325 - Contemporary Issues in the Circumpolar World II
NOST 326 - Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar North I Lecture Online/Video
F
NOST 327 - Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar World II
NOST 328 - Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar North I Online Online/Video
F
NOST 329 - Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar North II
PSYC 201 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 203 - Social Psychology
PSYC 204 - Abnormal Psychology Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
PSYC 205 - Child Development
SOCI 203 - Sociology of the Family
WGST 200 - Women and Social Change
WGST 240 - The Study of Men and Masculinities I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
WGST 241 - The Study of Men and Masculinities II
Science
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
BIOL 101L - Principles of Biology I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
BIOL 102 - Principles of Biology II
BIOL 102L - Principles of Biology II Lab
CHEM 110 - The Structure of Matter Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CHEM 110L - The Structure of Matter Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
CHEM 111 - Chemical Energetics and Dynamics
CHEM 111L - Chemical Energetics and Dynamics Lab
ENVS 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ENVS 100L - Environmental Science I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ENVS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science II
ENVS 101L - Environmental Science II Lab
GEOG 101 - Introduction to Physical Geography I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
GEOG 101L - Introduction to Physicial Geography I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
GEOG 102 - Introduction to Physical Geography II
GEOG 102L - Physical Geography II Lab
GEOL 110 - Mineralogy/Petrology
GEOL 110L - Mineralogy/Petrology Lab
GEOL 111 - Structural Geology
GEOL 111L - Structural Geology Lab
PHYS 101 - Elementary Physics I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
PHYS 101L - Elementary Physics I Lab Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
PHYS 102 - Elementary Physics II
PHYS 102L - Elementary Physics II Lab
Lands and Resources: Senior
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
ENVS 225 - Environmental Change and Fish and Wildlife Health Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ENVS 226 - Environmental Change and Community Health
RRMT 236 - Land and Protected Area Management
RRMT 238 - Environmental Protection and Impact Assessment
Lands and Resources: Junior
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
RRMT 241 - Introduction to Land Management Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
RRMT 242 - First Nation Land Management
Communications
Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
COMM 192 - Business Communications Not Online, Unscheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
F
W
ENGL 101 - Introduction to the Study of Literature Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
F
ENGL 140 - First Nations Fiction