School of Indigenous Governance

Front doors at First Peoples House

A new approach to Indigenous governance

In September 2021, the Indigenous Governance master's program relaunches with a transformed vision and strong commitment to creating academic pursuits and experiential opportunities while building upon knowledge that bridges generations.

IGov program renewal
Jasmine Feather Dionne

IGov alumna named Trudeau scholar

PhD student Jasmine Dionne received a $180,000 Trudeau scholarship for her work with the Cree, Metis, Chipewyan and Dene community of Saka Wiyiniwak to reimplement Indigenous legal principles addressing gender violence.

Dionne addresses gender violence
Erynne Gilpin. Photo: Janelle Paciencia

IGov PhD alum one of top 25 SSHRC storyteller

Erynne Gilpin named one of the top 25 SSHRC “Storytellers” in an annual competition celebrating the best in research communication by post-secondary students.

Erynne Gilpin on Indigenous leadership

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Our vision

The Indigenous Governance program supports the development of future Indigenous leaders by focusing on Indigenous resurgence, good governance and excellent scholarship that draws inspiration and guidance from traditional Indigenous knowledge while honouring the diversity of Indigenous identities, ways of knowing, learning and being.