University of Victoria

Local Advisory Council

Indigenous Governance (IGOV) is guided by a Local Advisory Council, which is composed of outstanding Indigenous representatives form local communities. The Council plays an integral role in the vision, governance and development of the IGOV program and as a key link to the communities it serves. In general, the Council works with IGOV to:

Council Members:

Cheryl Bryce, Songhees First Nation;

Myrna Crossley-Elliott, Songhees First Nation;

Dave Dennis, Huu-Ay-Aht First Nation;

Marianne Nicolson, Dzawada'enuxw Tribe of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations;

Sioliya (June Quipp), Cheam First Nation;

Temosen (Charles W. Elliott), Tsartlip First Nation.

Our Programs

Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (MAIG)

The Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (MAIG) is an interdisciplinary program focused on traditional structures and ways of governance and encompassing the values, perspectives, concepts, and principles of Indigenous political cultures. Through teaching and research that respects both western and Indigenous traditions, methods, and forms of knowledge, students are provided with a strong foundation of basic and applied scholarly research with an emphasis on the nature and context of Indigenous governance and Indigenous-State relations in Canada and internationally.

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PhD Degree by Special Arrangement

The Faculty of Graduate Studies along with the Indigenous Governance Program (IGOV) offers the selected opportunities for students to pursue a PhD degree by Special Arrangement. The Special Arrangement degree program is available for Indigenous Governance students, as the program does not currently offer a regular Ph.D. degree program. For more information about this program.

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IGOV is a part of the Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD).

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