Indigenous Knowledge and Cultures network at the University of Helsinki is based on the collaboration between several departments and units of the University of Helsinki: the Faculty of Arts (Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugric and Scandinavian Studies and Department of World Cultures), the Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Political and Economical Studies and Department of Social Research), the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the Faculty of Law, as well as the University of the Arts Helsinki.

In the Academic Year 2015-2016 started a new study module Indigenous studies in the Faculty of Arts. The existing set of courses provides the students with new perspectives for analyzing a number of issues related to indigenous peoples. The combination of courses covers the following main fields of study: indigenous ontologies and epistemologies in the present time; indigenous knowledge and methodology; indigenous people in a decolonial context; indigenous peoples and the environment; indigenous arts and aesthetics, as well as indigenous history and rights. The students will become familiar with native philosophies and concepts that can give you new insights to power relations and historical processes. Using innovative teaching methods, you will learn about indigenous peoples’ learning processes which emphasise interactions and reflections.

See the study requirements for Indigenous studies at Weboodi under the Faculty of Arts. The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugric and Scandinavian Studies coordinates the study program.