|Field of Study:||Aboriginal Studies
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
|Description:||Northern Studies is an interdisciplinary field of particular importance to the University of Northern British Columbia, and of growing relevance globally. Circumpolar environmental processes are becoming recognized as key indicators of global change; circumpolar indigenous peoples are gaining a greater voice both nationally and internationally; circumpolar political arrangements are illustrating new forms of regional governance. For these and other reasons, we need to develop better understanding of northern conditions and issues.