Courses deal with the knowledge that indigenous land managers require for effective resource management. This includes: how to recognize and deal with environmental impacts; how to keep track of and manage land resources; how to economically assess resource based projects; and how to deal with the basics of contract, trust and property law. This program will enhance the capacity of indigenous peoples to deal with resource management and environmental issues.
Students must meet University of Saskatchewan admission requirements in regular or special/ mature admissions categories. For more information refer to the University of Saskatchewan website: http://www.usask.ca.
Applications Package (PDF)
The application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is March 1, 2013.
Applications can be faxed to the IPRMP office at (306) 978-8551 or mailed to
Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Program
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
University of Saskatchewan
51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A8
For more information:
Telephone: (306) 978-8556 or (306) 966-4041
Fax: (306) 978-8551
|IPRM 100.3||Introduction to Legal Concepts in Resource Management - A study of the land systems used in Canada historically and comparatively as well as a look at the development and impact of legislation on Aboriginal people in Canada and recognition of traditional law.|
|IPRM 101.3||Introduction to Management Issues - This course combines a number of management issues under community-assessed needs, economics and government relations.|
|IPRM 102.3||Environmental Studies: Economics/Law - This course focuses on the scientific aspects of environmental studies, including stewardship, sustainability, and internal and external influences on resources.|
|IPRM 103.3||Resource and Environmental Studies - This course focuses on the environmental aspects of resource management, looking at specific examples of problems and prevention. The course relies heavily on field trips with accompanying labs and lectures.|
|IPRM 200.3||Legal Instruments and Process in Resource Management - A study of real and Aboriginal property law in Canada using some specific examples with which land managers regularly have to deal, including instruments in real property on and off reserve.|
|IPRM 210.3||Resource Management Project Assessment - Using a culturally sensitive approach to resource management, this course draws on the student's expertise and acquired skills to create a profile of the student's reserve or a resource project based on the resources of the student's First Nation.|
"The IPRM Program courses have enabled me, as a First Nation lands manager, to develop increased capacity and expertise in the area of aboriginal lands management, and has helped me to provide meaningful assistance to our community at a complex stage in the evolution of our lands management regime. The courses have conveyed integrated training in the areas of aboriginal rights and title issues, sustainable management of ecosystems, key considerations for economic development initiatives and provided valuable knowledge in the area of consultations, planning and natural resources management. The program has integrated the subjects in an excellent approach to facilitate immediate application of the skills gained, to direct on the job application. The results have been effective in helping our community move forward more efficiently in decision-making processes that address environmental and natural resources management issues."
Whitefish River First Nation
Birch Island, Ontario
"What an experience and wealth of knowledge gain attending the U of S - IPRM program has been. The Networking gained Nationally with other First Nations was an awesome and unexpected surprise of which I still utilize today. Land Stewardship and Sustainability are important to First Nations people for continuing generations to manage their lands and to become self sufficient."
Cowessess First Nation
"The knowledge and experience that I have gained while studying at the University of Saskatchewan has been extraordinary and the staff helping with the IPRM program were very helpful. The friends and memories will stay with me forever."
Listuguj First Nation
"All First Nations involved with any form of land management will benefit from the courses offered at the U of S. The range of benefits covers the spectrum of land management - from financial management to the all-important ecosystem and the life that exists within."
Calvin C. George
Tsleil-Waututh First Nation