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Indigenous Community Justice Minor


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.

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

The Minor in Indigenous Community Justice requires completion of 18 credits of lower-level courses and 15 credits of upper-level courses as follows. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

Lower-Level Requirements

All of:
  ANTH 1100 Social & Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
  HIST 1113 Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 3 credits
  INDG 1100 Introduction to Indigenous Studies 3 credits
  SOCI 1125 Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures 3 credits
One of:
  ANTH 2142 First Nations Cultures of Canada 3 credits
  ANTH 2160 Culture and Environment 3 credits
One of:
  SOCI 2150 Sociology of Indigenous Peoples (in development) 3 credits
  SOCI 2230 Racialization and Ethnicity in Canada 3 credits

Upper-Level Requirements

All of:
  CRIM 4240 Indigenous Peoples and Justice 3 credits
  INDG 3155 Indigenous Perspectives on Settler Colonial Societies 3 credits
  INDG 4245 Indigenous Activism 3 credits
  LING 3390 Indigenous Languages of Canada 3 credits
  SOCI 4150 First Peoples, Public Policy in Canadian and Global Contexts (in development) 3 credits

Credential Awarded

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

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2017

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 25-Oct-2017

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