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Indigenous Ed Doctorate Program


The Indigenous Ed Doctorate program is a cohort and community-based program designed for residents of Northern Saskatchewan, with an emphasis on Métis local knowledge, history, spirituality, and culture, as well as how the locality interacts and is positioned within broader national and international contexts.


Applications for the 2024 Cohort are now closed.

 Program Overview

The program incorporates the following elements:

  • A full University of Regina, Ed.D degree program with an emphasis on Métis local knowledge, history, spirituality, and culture within broader national and international contexts;
  • A 24-credit hour program, plus nine Indigenous Dissertation of Practice (IDIP) hours. This amounts to eight courses offered on-site over a three-year period;
  • A cohort of students forming a community of learners who are able to support each other in their learning;
  • A flexible course delivery, including weekend sessions, summer institutes, and online distance education;
  • The use of information technology to better support links between students and instructors;
  • Content themes tailored to respond to community and students’ needs including Indigenous pedagogies, curriculum frameworks, and Indigenous epistemologies; and
  • A program coordinator to offer advice and support to students.

Program Requirements

  • Two-years’ work experience in the field of education is preferred
  • A master’s degree from a recognized college or university – overall GPA (average) of 70% or higher
  • Completed application
  • Three letters of Reference including:
    • One reference letter from relevant community members, Elders, or Old Ones
    • Two professional/academic letters of reference
  • Letter of intent
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • University transcripts


Cost: $36,000 per student ($12,000 per year) payable to Gabriel Dumont College.

Métis Nation University Sponsorship funding is available for qualified, registered Métis citizens. For sponsorship information please visit: https://gdins.org/iset/sponsorship/university/
Gabriel Dumont Scholarship Foundation scholarships and bursaries may be available for qualified applicants. For application deadlines please visit: https://gdins.org/student-services/scholarships-bursaries/

Course Information:

A complete listing and description of each course can be found in the PDF here: GDI-UofR Ed.Doc- Course Information (2024)
A program brochure with all information can be found here: GDI-UofR Ed.Doc Brochure

For more information contact:

Pearl Gardiner
Gabriel Dumont Institute
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0R9
Phone: (306) 242-6070
Fax: (306) 242-0002
email: pearl.gardiner@gdins.org


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Please check the program information for details on how to apply

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