Indigenous Education Services
Programs and Courses related to Indigenous knowledge

Aboriginal Education Support Worker - AESW (University Studies)

AESW is a two-year, full time diploma program, designed for individuals with previous experience as AESW's and those interested in working with and supporting elementary, middle and secondary Aboriginal students. The AESW program includes twenty academic, cultural and applied courses. There are also two practicum experiences designed to prepare AESW's for the unique needs of Aboriginal students in the classroom.

Aboriginal Financial Manager program (Business Management)

The AFM is a two year diploma program which combines course work in finance, business law, math, computers, economics, cost accounting and English with Aboriginal leadership strategies, strategic community economic planning, managing human resources and financial management. All courses are offered at the Cranbrook campus, by video conferencing and/or online for added flexibility. The program is offered in partnership with the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada

Health Career Information:

Please see this link for information related to health careers from the First Nations Health Authority.

Individual courses and links to outlines:

First Nation Studies:

Ktunaxa Language:

  • KTUN 101 - Introduction to Ktunaxa Language
  • KTUN 102  - Basic Ktunaxa Language


  • ANTH 105 - Introduction to Aboriginal Community Health and Wellness
  • ANTH 250 - Aboriginal Community Health and Healing


  • SOCI 240 - Aboriginal Family Support Studies