Post-Secondary Education Information for Aboriginals
Aboriginal Canada Portal
The Aboriginal Canada Portal, sponsored by the Government of Canada, provides access to
Canadian Aboriginal online resources, contacts, information and government programs and

Post-Secondary Options
First Nations Post-Secondary Institutions in Alberta

Blue Quills First Nations College, St. Paul. Alberta

Bullhead Adult Education Centre, Tsuu T'ina, Alberta
Tel: (403) 974-1400 (403) 974-1400

Maskwachees Cultural College, Hobbema, Alberta

Nakoda Education, Morley, Alberta

Nechi Training, Research and Health Promotions Institute, Edmonton, Alberta

Piikani Post-Secondary Education Centre, Brocket, Alberta
Tel: (403) 965-3910 (403) 965-3910

Old Sun Community College, Siksika, Alberta

Red Crow Community College, Cardston, Alberta

Yellowhead Tribal College, Edmonton, Alberta

Canadian First Nations Post-Secondary Institution

First Nations University, Regina, Saskatchewan

Aboriginal Studies Programs in Alberta Universities

Athabasca University
Aboriginal Politics and Governments
This page outlines the content of the Aboriginal Politics and Governments senior-level course offered at Athabasca University.
Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research This Centre exists within Athabasca University to address and achieve five goals, all related to academic needs of Indigenous scholars, nations, communities, institutions and organisations.

Concordia University College of Alberta
Aboriginal UCEP

Academic Upgrading Programs

Designed to help students develop the skills and complete the courses needed for entry into most university, technical and college studies.
University of Alberta
Aboriginal Capacity and Developmental Research Environments – Alberta NEAHR
Develops a network of supportive research environments across Canada that will facilitate the development of Aboriginal capacity in health research.
Aboriginal Health Care Careers Program – Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Aboriginal Health Care Careers Program is offered through the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.
Aboriginal Law Students' Association
ALSA's goal is to increase awareness and understanding of Aboriginal legal issues and to provide a forum for students of University of Alberta who are interested in Aboriginal Law.
Aboriginal Programs – Faculty of Education
This page lists Aboriginal programs at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education.
BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences/BA in Native Studies – Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
This is the homepage for the BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at the University of Alberta; a combined BA in Native Studies degree is possible in conjuntion with the ENCS program.
Faculty of Native Studies
Home page of the School of Native Studies which offers various resources to students: contacts, news and events, student centre, Internet resources, etc.
Indigenous Academic Services – Faculty of Law
Advises prospective students on admission procedures, admissions criteria, offers academic counseling for students enrolled in the LL.B. program, and provides career and employment counseling.

University of Calgary
Aboriginal Student Access Program (ASAP)
The purpose of ASAP is to provide an alternate access route (a transition year) for Aboriginal students moving from high school or upgrading programs to post-secondary degree programs.
International Indigenous Studies
Offered by members of the Faculties of Social Sciences, Communication and Culture, Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Work as part of the Major in International Indigenous Studies or the Minor in Indigenous Studies.

University of Lethbridge
Native American Studies – Faculty of Arts and Science
Offers an excellent opportunity to study the Native perspective and how it relates to disciplines involving art, law, philosophy, politics, history, gender studies, ecology, business, customs, and language.
An office dedicated entirely to advising native students is currently located in the University of Lethbridge's Registrar's Office and Student Services.
Aboriginal Studies Programs in Alberta Colleges

Bow Valley College

Aboriginal Practical Nurse Diploma
Bow Valley College offers a certificate for the Aboriginal Practical Nurse Certificate program.

College of the Rockies
Aboriginal Services
College of the Rockies offers many classroombased, online courses and programs that incorporate research, writings, and teachings of Aboriginal people.

Grande Prairie Regional College
Early Learning & Child Care Program Introduction Provides early childhood courses to individuals living in rural, Metis and native communities in Northern Alberta.
The Friendship Centre at Grande Prairie Regional College offers a range of facilities and services for Aboriginal students, including a Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator and an Aboriginal student group.

Grant MacEwan University
Aboriginal Education Centre
The centre provides students of Grant MacEwan College with a place to gather, to work and to grow in a community environment which reflects the distinctive cultures of Aboriginal peoples.

Keyano College
Aboriginal Addictions Services Certificate
This Certificate offers enhanced educational opportunities to graduates of the Nechi Institute Advanced Counsellor Training Series.
Aboriginal Addictions Services Diploma
This Diploma offers enhanced educational opportunities to graduates of the Nechi Institute Advanced Counsellor Training Series.
Aboriginal Child and Family Services Certificate
Certificate that addresses the concerns of First Nations, Métis and Urban Natives as they respond to the redesign of Family and Social Services for children and families as well as the move by First Nations People to provide local control for social programs.
Aboriginal Child and Family Services Diploma
Diploma that addresses the concerns of First Nations, Métis and Urban Natives as they respond to the redesign of Family and Social Services for children and families as well as the move by First Nations People to provide local control for social programs.
Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Certificate
The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed to allow individuals working in Aboriginal business settings to acquire business skills and knowledge without having to leave their jobs or relocate their families.
Fort Chipewyan Campus The Fort Chipewyan Campus of Keyano College offers adult education, college preparation, distance education, and occassional post-secondary programs.

Lethbridge Community College
Criminal Justice Studies for Aboriginal Learners
This program gives Aboriginal learners the foundation they need to begin working in the criminal justice system or to pursue further education in the Policing or Correctional Studies Diplomas.

Maskwachees Cultural College
Maskwachees Cultural College

Mount Royal University
Aboriginal Education Program
The program is designed to meet the needs of Aboriginal students who are preparing to pursue either a College or University education.

NorQuest College
Aboriginal Community Support Worker
With a focus on Aboriginal culture and traditional values, this program prepares you for entry-level positions in human service agencies.
Aboriginal Policing and Security
This program is designed to help students meet the entrance requirements for Alberta policing agencies and for federal agencies such as the RCMP and Correctional Service of Canada.
Aboriginal Programs and Services
NorQuest provides learners with a complete education that balances strong academic foundations with Aboriginal culture.
Aboriginal Student Support Services
Describes the role of the support service providers: the Aboriginal Student Advisor and the Aboriginal Elder; and describes the Aboriginal Ceremonial Room.
Aboriginal University Transition Program
In this two-year university transition program, Aboriginal students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to be successful in a university undergraduate program.
Ben Calf Robe Upgrading
The Ben Calf Robe Upgrading program is tailored to meet the needs of Aboriginal students by integrating Aboriginal content and traditions within the classroom.
Practical Nurse with an Aboriginal Focus
This program prepares you to provide high-quality nursing care to clients in a variety of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health-care settings.

Northern Lakes College
Northern Lakes College
Provides quality educational programs and services which enable adults to continue their education, to improve their employment opportunities, and to enhance their quality of life.

Portage College
Native Artisans
Students learn from hands-on instruction in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art forms, including hide tanning, fine arts and design, carving, beadwork, Native footwear, decorative arts, and sewing.
Native Cultural Arts Instructor

Support for Aboriginal Post-secondary Students

University of Alberta: Aboriginal Student Services

University of Calgary: The Native Centre

University of Lethbridge: Native Student Advising

Grant MacEwen University: Aboriginal Education Centre

Grande Prairie Regional College: Services for Aboriginal Students
Lethbridge Community College First Nations, Metis and Inuit Students

Mount Royal University Aboriginal Student Housing Iniskim Centre Native Student Centre