Resources for Indigenous, Métis and Inuit Students

Resources and SUPPORTS

Our Learning Community: Indigenous

SFU’s Our Learning Community has an incredible range of content created by and for the SFU community. This includes diverse and authentic stories, which show a range of inspirational knowledge sharing happening between students, as well as handy tools that help with learning anywhere and everywhere you are. This page is geared toward Indigenous Students


Reconciliation at SFU

Important reconciliation and decolonization work is being done across SFU by individuals, teams and departments as the university continues to transform and become a leader in Indigenizing our curriculum.

Indigenous Studies

SFU Indigenous Studies, INDG(formerly First Nations Studies) is committed to providing you a progressive, comprehensive learning experience rooted in both traditional and contemporary Indigenous logic, practice and theory.

Indigenous University Preparation Program

The Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP) at Simon Fraser University helps you pave the way for a successful transition to undergraduate studies. Our program offers first-year academic credit courses that integrate humanities and social sciences with Indigenous perspectives.

Indigenous Language Academic Programs

The Indigenous Languages Program (INLP) works with First Nations speech communities and organizations to enable Indigenous language learning off-campus in First Nations languages communities. Since 1993 and in partnership with First Nations organizations, we have offered courses in some 18 languages in British Columbia and the Yukon. INLP resides in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at SFU.

Indigenous Language Program

The Indigenous Languages Program (INLP) works with First Nations speech communities and organizations to enable Indigenous language learning off-campus in First Nations languages communities. Since 1993 and in partnership with First Nations organizations, we have offered courses in some 18 languages in British Columbia and the Yukon. INLP resides in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at SFU.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network

An organization by and for Indigenous youth that works on issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice throughout the United States and Canada. Links to A First Nations Sexual Health Toolkit, Two Spirit Mentors Support Circle, and Indigenous Young Women’s Leadership Project are available at this site

Indigenous Student Centre

The ISC works to facilitate a successful transition for Indigenous students through application and enrollment to the student support environment of the ISC and the SFU community. We offer an Indigenous, culturally respectful, relevant, responsible, and reciprocal learning environment.


First Nations Student Association (FNSA)

The First Nation Student Association (FNSA) is where the medicine happens. It is an Indigenous student-run association within Simon Fraser University. The FNSA’s purposes are to provide a variety of support functions to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.


Office of Aboriginal Peoples

The Office for Aboriginal Peoples (OAP) was established in 2009 and its first Director, William G. Lindsay, began his tenure in January 2010. The mandate of the OAP is to take the lead on implementing the Aboriginal Strategic Plan, a comprehensive document covering all things “Aboriginal” at SFU.

Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement Programs (SAGE)

SAGE is a peer-mentoring, inter-institutional initiative provided to graduate students across British Columbia. SAGE is hosted at the University of British Columbia in collaboration with Simon Fraser University and has “pods” at the University of Victoria, UBC Okanagan, University of Northern British Columbia, and University of Toronto.

Executive MBA in Indigenous Business Leadership

The SFU Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership (EMBA IBL) is offered as a cohort under the Executive MBA (EMBA) program and is the only accredited MBA program in North America addressing Indigenous business, economic development and entrepreneurship.

Indigenous Education Programs

The Faculty of Education is committed to collaborative work with diverse Indigenous communities and organizations as well as with individual students and educators in a range of rural and urban locations. Our Indigenous focus is inclusive of Aboriginal peoples in Canada (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) as well as Indigenous peoples from other countries. Our vision emphasizes:

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