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The NSSA serves the needs of students in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and students enrolled in Native Studies courses.



Are you an NSSA member?

How to figure out if you are an NSSA Member: 

Full Members of the NSSA are individuals who:

Are registered in at least one course at the University of Alberta in the current Membership Year; and

Fulfill one of the following conditions:

  • are registered in a Faculty of Native Studies Undergraduate Degree, or in a combined degree offered by the Faculty of Native Studies and another faculty; or
  • have declared a Native Studies minor; or
  • are registered in at least one Native Studies course for the academic year.

There are also Associate Members and Honorary Members. If you didn’t meet the requirements listed above and would very much like to be a member of the NSSA, please email us to discuss membership opportunities.


Fall 2011 Native Studies Courses

The following courses are featured in the Fall 2011 semester. If you would like to share what you are learning with the NSSA and the Faculty, please contact

NS 110: Historical Perspective in Native Studies

NS 152A: Introductory Cree

NS 190: Academic Writing and Research in Native Studies

NS 200: Aboriginal Canada - Looking Forward/Looking Back

NS 252A: Intermediate Cree

NS 290: Introduction to Research and Inquiry

NS 320: Aboriginal Government and Politics

NS 376: Native Demography and Disease

NS 430: Aboriginal Governance Capstone

NS 440: Indigenous Treaties and Agreements

NS 445: Community Development Processes


UofA Writer in Residence

Interested in Aboriginal authors and literature?

Announcement (repost):

"It is with great pleasure that the Department of English and Film Studies announces the tenure of Richard Van Camp as the University of Alberta’s 2011-12 Writer-in-Residence.

"A Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene from Fort Smith, NWT, Richard is an internationally acclaimed story teller and best selling author of The Lesser Blessed, Angel Wing Splash Splash Pattern, and The Moon of Letting Go, in addition to several childrens’ books and comic books.

"Richard will be available for consultation to U of A students, faculty, staff and the public at large during regular office hours. Mark your calendars: his first public reading is slated for October 28, 2011; details will follow. For more information about Richard Van Camp and the Writer-in-Residence Program, please see the website.

- Department of English and Film Studies


NSSA on Twitter

Follow the Native Studies Students’ Association (@NS_StudentAssn) on twitter for updates on events, programs and interesting articles! 

Welcome Native Studies students to the 2011-2012 school year!

Welcome Native Studies students to the 2011-2012 school year!