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Indigenous Studies

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Heather Sanderson
Patrick Power Library
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3
Phone: 902-420-5541

Indigenous Canada MOOC

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Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Alberta. Want to learn about Canadian history and contemporary issues from an Indigenous perspective? This is a great place to get started. This course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Sign up now:

Pjila'si! Welcome!

 Saint Mary's University is in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq.

This guide is a resource for research and study in the interdisciplinary aspects of Indigenous studies.It particularly focuses on Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.

Petroglyphs in Kejmkujik National Park.

These images of petroglyphs in Kejmkujik National Park are part of the Mi’kmaq Portraits Collection at the Nova Scotia Museum (MP0002, MP0007, MP0005)

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Library Hours 

September 6 - December 20 (Fall Semester):

Monday - Friday          8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday                     10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sunday                        1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Research Help Hours 

September 6 - December 20 (Fall Semester):

In person:

Monday – Friday            10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday        Closed


Online (chat, text, email):

Monday – Thursday         10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday                               10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday                           Closed

Sunday                             1 - 5 p.m.

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