Nancy Van Styvendale, PhD, MA, BAH

Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Native Studies

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

NS 550 - Research Practicum in Indigenous Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students must undertake a 30-hour research project in consultation with an Indigenous organization or community chosen in coordination with the Practicum Coordinator.

LECTURE B2 (45440)
2021-01-11 - 2021-04-16
F 14:00 - 16:50 (TBD)


NS 450 - Practicum in Indigenous Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

A supervised work-based experience that will permit students to apply Indigenous Studies knowledge in a professional context thereby gaining an appreciation of the work environment. Prerequisites: Successful completion of *90, including a minimum of *9 in Native Studies courses; a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the last *30; consent of the Faculty.

LECTURE B1 (42346)
2021-01-11 - 2021-04-16
F 14:00 - 16:50 (TBD)


NS 111 - Contemporary Perspectives in Indigenous Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introductory survey of current issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada and their efforts to confront their colonial relationships with and within Canadian society. Not open to students with credit in NS 211. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

LECTURE B3 (43808)
2021-01-11 - 2021-04-16
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (TBD)

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

NS 590 - Community-Based Research

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This seminar explores issues in the area of community-based research using case studies and teaches some relevant field research skills using hands-on exercises. Methodological concerns focus on the political, cultural, ethical and practical aspects of conducting community-based research in conjunction with Indigenous groups and communities.

SEMINAR A1 (49018)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
W 14:00 - 16:50 (PB 206)


NS 690 - Advanced Indigenous Methodologies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course gives students a thorough conceptual understanding of the key methodological principles and research concepts seminal to the discipline of Indigenous Studies. Students will gain proficiency in Indigenous methodologies and the skills to comprehend, design, and implement method relevant to their specific research area, including the use of existing Indigenous methods and the creation of new methods to answer complex research problems. Students will be able to articulate methodological strategies to produce meaningful research 'with' as opposed to 'on' Indigenous communities. Students will begin to develop the skills to carry out advanced research within academic, community and/or applied settings.

SEMINAR A1 (49020)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
W 14:00 - 16:50 (PB 206)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

NS 550 - Research Practicum in Indigenous Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students must undertake a 30-hour research project in consultation with an Indigenous organization or community chosen in coordination with the Practicum Coordinator.

LECTURE B1 (65480)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
F 14:00 - 16:50 (PB 206)


NS 380 - Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisites: NS 110, 111 and 240 or 290 or consent of the Faculty.

LECTURE B1 (60618)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 11:00 - 12:20 (TBD)


NS 450 - Practicum in Indigenous Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

A supervised work-based experience that will permit students to apply Indigenous Studies knowledge in a professional context thereby gaining an appreciation of the work environment. Prerequisites: Successful completion of *90, including a minimum of *9 in Native Studies courses; a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the last *30; consent of the Faculty.

LECTURE B1 (60624)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
F 14:00 - 16:50 (PB 206)