The First Nations Studies Program at UNBC focuses on various issues:
research methods (including oral history)
First Nations languages and cultures
land and resource use and environmental philosophy
art and material culture
religion and spirituality
the state, gender and legal issues
The UNBC region includes the territories of 16 Tribal Councils and 77 bands, four Metis organizations, and 10 Friendship Centres. UNBC is developing a prominent presence in First Nations Studies to work in partnership with these groups.