The purpose of this certificate program is to cultivate an understanding of and appreciation for the unique socio-political position of Indigenous peoples in Canada as this relates to historical and contemporary issues in governance and politics. Attention is paid to various levels of government that affect Indigenous groups as well as ongoing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and prospects. The Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics will allow students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to acquire specialized knowledge about Indigenous governance and political issues in Canada and globally, and will provide them with a means of documenting this competency. If you are interested in more information about Indigenous Governance and Politics or how to receive credit for the certificate, please contact

INDG 107 and INDG 264; POLS 222, POLS 322, POLS 323 and POLS 422 are regularly offered online. This allows students to complete this program without needing to attend classes in Saskatoon or one of the off-campus sites.

Major Average

The major average in the Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics includes the grades earned in:

All courses eligible to be used in the program.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • INDG 107
  • POLS 222
  • Minimum program requirements

See Residency for additional details.

Requirements (15 credit units)

Complete the following 6 credit units:

  • INDG 107.3
  • POLS 222.3

Choose 9 credit units from the following:

  • GEOG 352.3
  • HIST 265.3
  • HIST 266.3
  • HIST 310.3
  • INDG 220.3
  • INDG 256.3
  • INDG 264.3
  • INDG 265.3
  • INDG 362.3
  • INDG 410.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • POLS 221.3
  • POLS 322.3
  • POLS 323.3
  • POLS 422.3
  • SOC 219.3
  • SOC 319.3
  • SOC 341.3