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First Nations Management and Administration


Program Description

This two-year program provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to perform the responsibilities in an administrative and management/leadership capacity within a First Nation organization or community. Students receive focused instruction in First Nation government systems based on the Inherent and Treaty Rights of First Nations. The curriculum provides learners with an appreciation of indigenous forms of governance and organizational development, from pre-contact to the present, including modern forms of organizational and management principles. Students graduate with a solid understanding of:

  • Program administration and management skills.

  • Financial management and accountability of program dollars.

  • The philosophical contrasts between First Nation traditional forms of governance and contemporary management systems.

  • The evolution of First Nation inherent rights and the philosophical foundations that give power to these rights.



  • Business Law

  • Aboriginal Human & Fiscal Issues

  • Communications I

  • Communications II

  • Community Planning

  • Financial Management I

  • Financial Management II

  • Governance Structures

  • History of First Nation & Non-First Nation Relationships

  • Fundamentals of Management

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Project Management

  • Essentials of Negotiation

  • Public Administration in Canada I

  • Public Administration in Canada II

  • Human Resource Management


Admission Requirements

You are invited to apply if you have:

  • Senior 4 or equivalent education standing, or

  • Achieved a combination of education and experience as a mature student.

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