Career possibilities

Man in a classroom pointing to a board with SENĆOŦEN words
Since graduating with a Masters in Indigenous Language Revitalization, PENÁĆ has been teaching SENĆOŦEN at the Saanich Adult Education Centre in Tsartlip. He hopes his work and research will contribute to promoting the language and kinship with the land.

What can I do with a degree in Indigenous education?

The knowledge and skills gained from our programs can be applied to a wide variety of careers dedicated to promoting and enhancing Indigenous ways of knowing and Indigenous languages.

With a degree in Indigenous education, you will:

  • deepen your understanding of Indigenous pedagogies, histories and ways of knowing,
  • gain expertise in Indigenous language learning, and
  • explore the connections between language, health and well-being, and
  • become a leader in language reclamation, revitalization and maintenance in your community.

Career options for Indigenous education graduates

  • Adult learning specialist
  • Communications and event coordinator
  • Community development worker
  • Community engagement leader
  • Community language educator
  • Indigenous language advocate
  • Language teaching specialist
  • Policy advisor or analyst
  • Principal/vice-principal
  • Program manager/coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Translator or interpreter
  • Youth group leader

Meet our alumni

Lucy Bell /  Sdaahl Ḵ’awaas

Former Head of the First Nations Department and Repatriation Program
Royal BC Museum

As the first Head of the First Nations Department and Repatriation Program, Lucy Bell / Sdaahl ’awaas assists First Nations communities in repatriating ancestral remains, cultural objects and intangible cultural heritage. Read more

MA - Indigenous Language Revitalization (2016), Diploma in Cultural Resource Management


Layla Rorick / Chuutsqa

Doctoral candidate researching Indigenous language revitalization
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Victoria

Chuutsqa supports Indigenous language learners to implement and sustain language immersion environments. Read more

MEd - Indigenous Language Revitalization (2016)

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