Haida Gwaii: First Nations Culture and Language

The coastal rainforest island archipelago of Haida Gwaii is the ancestral home of the Haida people, and the inspiration of the rich and beautiful Haida culture.

Students will learn from Elders, and other knowledgeable Haida people, about the ancient history, culture, language, lifeways, connections to the land, and the impacts of colonialism. Students will meet Elders and leadership working with fluent speakers committed to restoring and revitalizing the Haida language, and efforts of reconciliation and relationships that build cultural understanding. This Field School is unique and a special opportunity for students.

Courses | 6 credits

  • FNST 120 - Aboriginal Languages: Preservation and Revitalization
  • ANTH 270 - Traditional Knowledge in Practice


Admission requirements

Dates and locations

Past dates: 

May 16 to 30, 2022

  • Terrace Campus
  • Prince Rupert
  • Haida Gwaii

Program fees

Domestic   International   
 Field trip fee  $700.00  Field trip fee  $700.00 
 ANTH 270  $319.17  ANTH 270  $1,306.71
 FNST 120   $319.17  FNST 120   $1,306.71 
 Student Union fees  $41.99  Student Union fees  $41.99
 Total   $1,380.33   Total   $3,355.41

Fees are effective for 2021/22 academic year.

Non-refundable deposit due at registration: $240.00

Full tuition is due 10 business days before start.

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