Indigenous Governance offers a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (MAIG) and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) by Special Arrangement. Our programming is recognized worldwide for its accountability and relevance to Indigenous communities and our students come from Indigenous and non-indigenous communities alike. IGOV graduates are employed in academic professions, professional research and policy analysis positions, and as leaders in community and government organizations.
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. The MAIG is designed to be completed in one calendar year.
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.