Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Diploma in Aboriginal Lands Governance (60 credit units)

The Diploma in Aboriginal Lands Governance provides students with a broad background in governance, management, administration and political science as they relate to Aboriginal communities. The diploma prepares them for roles in governance in their communities and leadership in local, provincial and national settings. The program has a strong focus on experiential learning.  It teaches students the skills required for future employment as land managers as well as the scientific and traditional knowledge required for research and decision-making. The diploma is entirely offered through a combination of on-line and condensed (i.e., one-week) delivery courses, although student may also opt to take face-to-face courses. Students enrolling in the diploma would normally complete the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate before enrolling in the diploma. Transfer credit may also be given for the Professional Lands Management Certificate Program from the National Aboriginal Land Manager’s Association and the Accredited Certificate Program in First Nation Applied Economics from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics. Please contact the College of Agriculture & Bioresources for further information.

*Please note that a maximum of 12 credit units of transfer credit can be used for credit toward this diploma if block transfer credit is applied.

Required Certificate Courses (21 credit units)

  • Completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate (21 credit units). This would mean completion of the following courses:
  • ASKI 101.3
  • ASKI 102.3
  • ASKI 103.3
  • ASKI 104.3
  • ASKI 105.3
  • ASKI 201.3
  • INDG 107.3

  • Or, completion of the Indigenous Peoples' Resource Management Certificate plus INDG 107.3

Core Requirements (21 credit units)

  • INDG 264.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • POLS 222.3
  • POLS 322.3
  • POLS 323.3

Choose 3 of the following one-credit unit courses:

  • ASKI 202.1
  • ASKI 203.1
  • RRM 201.1

Restricted Electives (15 credit units)

  • ANBI 475.3
  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOG 150.3
  • GEOG 280.3
  • GEOG 352.3
  • GEOG 381.3 or GEOG 302.3 offered by Athabasca University
  • GEOG 385.3
  • GEOG 386.3 or ENVS 305.3 offered by Athabasca University
  • INDG 210.3
  • PLAN 329.3
  • POLI 325.3 offered by Athabasca University
  • POLS 225.3
  • POLS 226.3
  • POLS 422.3

Open Electives (3 credit units)

 Please choose 3 credit units of open electives. 

Block Transfer Credit

Please note that completion of the following can be used to meet 15 credit units of the restricted electives and 3 credit units of the open elective requirements in this program:

  • The Professional Lands Management Certificate Program from the National Aboriginal Land Manager’s Association
  • The Accredited Certificate Program in First Nation Applied Economics from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics

Please contact the College of Agriculture and Bioresources for more information on block transfer credit.