Indigenous Pathway

Is it your dream to work with Indigenous children, youth and families? Are you already working in the community and want to further your education? Douglas College's Indigenous Pathway can help you do both.


Aboriginal Studies
Strengthening Family Spirit:

Learning From Our Elders

— E'yemstexw te shxwlalis ye ts'elhxwelmexw
t'ot elexw teli ye selyo'lexwetset


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Strengthening Family Spirit


Program Highlights

This unique, 16.5-credit pathway allows you to learn directly from First Nations and Métis elders from different territories, study part-time while you work, and get hands-on learning with a 145-hour practicum in the field.


    Program Options

    How does the Indigenous Pathway work? The Indigenous Pathway is made up of four courses and a practicum. You can earn credits toward these programs:


    Best Instructors

    Courses are taught by First Nations, Métis and non-Indigenous Allied faculty with elders' support. Courses are developed with the guidance of our partners at Vancouver Native Health, Elders and our Advisory Circle members. 

    Read Faculty and Elders biographies


    Gain Competitive Skills

    Sonia chose the Aboriginal Stream to help her understand the unique needs of her "families."


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    For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, contact us by phone at 604-527-5484 or by email through the link below.
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