To produce a better society by educating indigenous and non-indigenous students and communities to be better citizens through excellent research and teaching focused on contemporary indigenous issues and thought.
To produce graduates across the university who have respect for indigenous knowledge, who can better work within indigenous communities, and who are better informed about indigenous politics and contemporary issues.
The Faculty of Native Studies values:
- our autonomy as a Faculty within the academy
- interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches
- the relevance of Native perspectives and Indigenous
- the contribution of Elders to teaching, research and sense
- our interactions and connections with Native communities
- the promotion of Indigenous languages
- the scholarly standards of the academy for the creation and
- dissemination of knowledge