The Indigenous Global Learning Program (IGLP) was developed for Indigenous students through a collaboration between Douglas College, Langara College, and the University of the Fraser Valley. This joint initiative offers global learning and community connection opportunities for students.

This programs is fully funded by the Government of Canada and is open to Canadian Indigenous students.

It is comprised of two parts:

  1. an online course (3 credits); and,
  2. experiential learning in the form of a field school program (3 credits)


  • Online course with in-person opportunities to meet students from the three participating institutions
  • Douglas College admission and course tuition fees are waived for participating students*.
  • About the course: ANTH 2210  Archaeology in the Americas explores the history of the Indigenous Peoples of North, Central, and South America through the lens of archaeology.
    • Pre-requisites waived.
    • Guest international speakers, and local Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
    • Taught by Douglas College faculty and archaeologist Dr. Laurie Beckwith who has been working on archaeological projects in the Central Andes, Peru, and Ecuador since 1987.
    • Other research locations have also included Chihuahua, Mexico and Cameroon, West Africa.
    • Credits transfer to Langara as ANTH 2210, to SFU as ARCH 273, and to UBC as ANTH 2nd year.
  • Students who register in this course will also be invited to participate in an international field school.
  • Learn more and apply.


  • Hosted by Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
  • For their two-week stay, students from the three partner institutions will stay on campus which has its own Native American Cultural Center
  • Indigenous student leaders at NAU will join the group as they explore and learn about historically and culturally significant sites, ancient and contemporary.
  • Site visits include Grand Canyon National Park, the Museum of Northern Arizona, the Hopi community of Moencopi, the Navajo Nation Council Chambers, the Navajo Nation Museum, and several flea markets where a wide variety of Native American crafts will be on display.
  • A lecture on contemporary Native American culture given by Dr. Ora Marek-Martinez, Executive Director of their Native American Cultural Center and Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Cultural workshops given by NAU Elders
  • Roundtable discussion with Native American NAU students
  • Learn more about the field school.


  • We recommend that students attend an information session before applying. 
  • Limited capacity: Seven seats per institution
  • Application closed


None scheduled. All information sessions hosted virtually by Douglas College.