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About First Nations Education Doctorate

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Expand your First Nations knowledge of the past for future generations.

Support your community and build your experience with the First Nations Education Doctoral program (FNED). You’ll experience a holistic worldview of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island (North America). FNED is centered in Indigenous teaching and learning methods to support you in reconnecting with original, ancestral knowledge and apply them to your work and the community.

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Admissions Requirements

Candidates for the FNED program submit an electronic application, admissions materials and complete an interview and written essay.


Indigenous Connections

Fine-tune your career path by taking advantage of our resources and expert consultants at Career Planning. All you have to do is ask!

Career Possibilities

Historic Roots

Knowledge gained beyond the classroom means practical experience for you.

Land Acknowledgement

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Oral Scholarship

Passing down knowledge from generation to generation.

Indigenous teaching and learning is grounded in the time-honored oral tradition. Oral scholars and academic faculty collaborate and co-teach classes. Through this dialogue, you’ll get the chance to interact with learning and teaching activities not always possible within the normal academic channels, meaning you’ll see things from a wider range of perspectives.

Course Catalog

Artley Skenandore, Jr.

A Deep well Of Creativity

"My experience in the doctoral program has been an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best minds on this Turtle Island from our Indigenous world. Our cohort is making a contribution to that same bundle of creativity. The well of creativity becomes deeper by what we share with each other."

Artley Skenandore, Jr.
Principal and Athletic Director
Oneida Nation High School

Lisa Poupart

What's Our Why?

Professor Poupart wants to talk to you about what brought you to this program. What's your "why"?

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