IDFC 500 Indigenous Field Studies (3 credits)

Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)


IDFC : This 4-week intensive course (3 weeks McGill, 1 week Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory) provides an opportunity for Social Work, Law, Medicine and Anthropology students to learn about Haudenosaunee cultures and worldviews, with particular emphasis on linkages to students' practice areas. Attention given to effects of Canadian policies on contemporary Aboriginal society.

Terms: Summer 2018

Instructors: Nicole Ives, Michael Loft, Kirsten Anker, Ian Kalman, Eun-Ji Kim (Summer)

  • Restrictions: The course is only open to students in Social Work, Anthropology, Law and Medicine or by permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken IDFC 380.

  • This intensive course is offered over 4 weeks. Weeks 1, 2 and 4 are held at McGill. Week 3 consists of living in Kahnawake for 6 days. This field portion of the course may involve rugged field conditions and varying weather for which students must be prepared and equipped.

  • A fee of $421.56 is charged to all students registered in IDFC 500 Aboriginal Field Course, a course that has a field experience in week 3 in Kahnawake. The fee covers food, activities, land use, and other site expenses.

  • **This course will be held on May 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 and June 1.