Growing Indigenous governments and nations; foundational shifts in federal, provincial and territorial policies and laws, major Supreme Court decisions – all increase the need for innovators who can work in the complex field of Indigenous policy and administration with a level of cultural competency and an understanding of Indigenous history, law, economics and politics that go beyond a simple awareness of Aboriginal issues.
Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration seeks to prepare such innovators and leaders by offering the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Policy and Administration (IPA), as well as an IPA concentration within the MA in Public Administration.
Graduate Diplomas in Indigenous Policy and Administration
Master of Public Policy and Administration: Concentration in Indigenous Policy and Administration
Our graduate programs in Indigenous Policy and Administration (IPA) prepare students to be innovators and leaders in First Nation, Métis and Inuit governments and organizations, as well as in the other governments and organizations that work with them.
Develop and use the knowledge needed for meeting major challenges of nation-building and governance in select FNMI settings.
Acquire and apply new skills in financial management, organizational design, applied research and program evaluation, leadership and community development.
Become more aware of and able to assess your own worldviews and attitudes towards different cultures, and learn of and apply various approaches to defining and analyzing sources of bias in Canadian academia, law, policy, politics and society.
Assess the potential benefits, costs, and ethical considerations of various approaches to community and economic development in FNMI territories, and in both urban and rural settings.