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Updated: 2024-04-24 10:35:47

Indigenous Perspectives Designation

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) provides students with a more in-depth knowledge of First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples, their cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions to our shared society.

The programs that offer an IPD provide experiential learning Indigenous activities and discipline-specific Indigenous curriculum in each semester, beyond what is required in the two mandatory INDG 49 Introduction to Indigenous Studies and INDG 128 Introduction to Indigenous Knowledges. Upon graduation, students with an IPD will have a strong foundational basis in Indigenous studies, and a designation that will be in demand as they start their careers.

Community Engagement

An imperative piece of the Indigenous Perspectives Designation is community engagement, where students respectfully attend and participate in appropriate Indigenous events and initiatives. This gives students the opportunity to participate in activities that promote respectful relationships, applied learning and professional partnerships. Participation is acknowledged in each student’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR), a tool designed by the College for students to document their non-academic learning experiences and activities. This validated record will help to reflect positive co-curricular involvement and enhance students’ portfolios and resumes.

Indigenous Perspectives Designation Learning Outcomes

Graduates of a Fleming College program with an IPD will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze the historical and contemporary impacts of colonialism in the student’s chosen field.
  • Distinguish the historical and contemporary Nation-to-Nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the student’s chosen profession.
  • Differentiate the cultural, political, social, and community diversity of Indigenous peoples within the context of Indigenous territories and the student’s location of employment.
  • Synthesize key foundational concepts of Indigenous knowledge, thought, and world views, to meet the needs of non-Indigenous and Indigenous audiences in the student’s vocation.
  • Articulate relevant events, situations, and issues within the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and the student’s vocation.
  • Systematically explore the contributions Indigenous peoples have made, and continue to make, to society and the student’s chosen field.
  • Evaluate how Indigenous conceptualizations, realities, and ways of being in the world connect to the student’s own life experiences, and critically apply this knowledge within the context of the student’s employment choices.

Indigenous Perspectives Designation programs

The IPD is available to students enrolled in the following programs. More information is available on the Indigenous Studies Department website.

Programs beginning with School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Program Code: CNB

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

August 2024, January 2025, August 2025, January 2026

Program Code: EMT

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025, January 2026

Program Code: EPT

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, September 2025

Program Code: ELM

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Frost Campus

May 2025

Program Code: RDB

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025, January 2026

Programs beginning with School of Health and Community Services

Program Code: CJS

Ontario College Diploma

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025, January 2026

Program Code: DSW

Ontario College Diploma

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025, January 2026

Program Code: EST

Ontario College Diploma

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, January 2025, May 2025, September 2025, January 2026, May 2026

Program Code: DMD

Ontario College Diploma

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025, January 2026

Program Code: PN

Ontario College Diploma

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, January 2025, May 2025, September 2025, January 2026, May 2026

Program Code: RT

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Sutherland Campus

January 2025, January 2026

Programs beginning with School of Trades and Technology

Program Code: RVT

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, September 2025

Program Code: RVC

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, September 2025

Program Code: TTF

Ontario College Certificate

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, September 2025

Program Code: WTQ

Ontario College Certificate

Sutherland Campus

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025, January 2026

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