University of Calgary

POLI 408 - Indigenous Governance - Fall 2023

An examination of the institutions and logics of Indigenous governance structures in Canada. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how inter-Indigenous modes of governance contrast with institutions created by non-Indigenous politicians and bureaucrats. Attention will be paid to kinship, gender relations, war and conflict, and treaty land management.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-0)


  • Political Science 338 or 3 units in courses labelled Indigenous Studies.


  • Credit for Political Science 408 and 345 will not be allowed.


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