Indigenous, First Nation, Metis Nation, Inuit and Aboriginal students are welcome to take courses with Alberta Distance Learning Centre. Students with Treaty Status can approach their band office regarding educational funding.
This web page provides general academic information, as well as information and resource links that are of specific interest to Indigenous students.
General Academic Information
Students who have been out of school three or more years are strongly encouraged to write Mathematics and English Placement Exercises before registering in Math or English courses. We recommend that students who completed any of the following courses complete a Placement Exercise:
- Math 16, Math 26
- Math 10, Math 20, Math 30
- Math 13, Math 23, Math 33
- English 16, English 26, English 36
- English 13, English 23, English 33
- English 10, English 20, English 30
Free Placement Exercises are on our website, from which they can be printed then completed and faxed to 780-674-4712 or mailed to ADLC for evaluation.
Academic Advising & Career Resources
College, University and Post-Secondary Studies
- Athabasca University. Alberta's distance learning university offers over 20 courses in indigenous studies.
- Aurora College. Aurora offers an aboriginal culture and language program.
- Banff Centre. The Centre offers aboriginal leadership and management programs in areas related to management, economic development, planning, effective relationships, governance, negotiation, and women in leadership.
- First Nations University of Canada
- Keyano College. An aboriginal focus is offered in child and family studies, entrepreneurship, environmental, and addictions programs.
- Maskawachees Cultural College
- Nunavut Arctic College. The college offers a teacher education program, and an arctic nursing program.
- Portage College. Portage offers programs in native arts and culture.
- University of Alberta. The Faculty of Native Studies offers an undergraduate degree in native studies, combined degree programs in native studies and education, and combined degree programs in native studies and environmental conservation.
- University of Calgary. A 4-year B.A. in international indigenous studies is offered by the University of Calgary.
- University of Lethbridge. A B.A. in native American studies, and combined degree programs in native American studies and education, and in native American studies and management are available at the University of Lethbridge.
- University of Manitoba. The Department of Native Studies offers an undergraduate major and an M.A. in native studies. A Ph.D. program is under development.
- University of Northern British Columbia. Certificates in first nations community planning, health sciences, language, public administration, Metis studies, and traditional environmental knowledge are offered. A first nations focus is available in the B.S.W. and the bachelor of planning degree programs.
- Yukon College. Programs are offered in native language instruction, heritage and culture, first nations governance, and Yukon native teacher education.