School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Studies in Indigenous Policy and Governance (I.P.G.)

In partnership with First Nations Technical Institute (F.N.T.I.), Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, the School of Policy Studies offers courses in Indigenous Policy and Governance (IPG) each year.

Through the Professional Master of Public Administration (PM.P.A.) program, in-service professionals may combine full-time employment with part-time graduate education.  IPG courses integrate traditional knowledge and philosophies with contemporary theoretical frameworks and professional practice.  They are supplementary to core courses in leadership, governance, economics, public management, policy analysis and research methods.  Recent IPG courses have included Reconciling Indigenous Policy, Indigenous Governance, Indigenous Education Policy, Indigenous Law and Public Policy.  

Serving Indigenous People and their Communities

Program participants already hold key policy roles in Indigenous community organizations or other government agencies.  They are looking to enhance their knowledge and professional skills in governance and policy development to translate ideas into action within their communities. 

To date, 25 students from several First Nations communities have completed the program.  They have advanced their careers or taken a new direction, including Ph.D. studies.

There are typically 8-10 students enrolled in the program each year. 

  • Bobbi-Jo VIrtue - MPA '14 Testimonial
  • Bobbi-Jo VIrtue - MPA Testimonial