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Critically assess environmental stewardship from a knowledge systems approach and understand how Indigenous and western scientific knowledges describe and seek to address environmental change and (un)sustainable development. Develop skills in research, gain an understanding of conflict and conflict resolution, and participate in a community-based, experiential learning capstone project.

About the Certificate in Indigenous Environmental Governance 

The Certificate in Indigenous Environmental Governance is designed to provide you with a mix of theoretical knowledge and applied skills in Indigenous environmental governance. Notably, you will be introduced to Indigenous-settler histories and relations in Canada, the Crown’s fiduciary duty to Indigenous Peoples, the Duty to Consult and international protocols such as the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples. Special attention will be paid to biocultural approaches to environmental governance. The legal, political, economic, and social contexts of territorial stewardship and resource management in settler states, especially Canada, will also be foregrounded.

The Indigenous Environmental Governance certificate program is offered through the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. 



  • This program is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • Enrolment is done on a course-by-course basis; there is no certificate application process.
  • Some courses have an approval process that must be completed prior to confirming enrolment.
  • Course availability changes each semester; it is recommended you submit notification requests for each course in the program to be informed when registration opens.
  • Course registration closes four days after the start of the semester.

Request your parchment through the OpenEd Student Portal once all requirements are met.

It takes approximately two years to complete the program.

The price per course is currently $683.39. Course prices are subject to change and are not guaranteed. The total cost of the program may vary.

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