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Indigenous Perspectives in Natural Resources Management RENR 7008

Renewable Resources Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course will explore the historical and contemporary relationship between First Nations and the physical environment, particularly in British Columbia. The course will give a detailed overview of the history of First Nations from both a national and provincial perspective. It will also examine the various federal acts that have impacted aboriginal peoples socially and politically. The course will explore the treaty process in British Columbia and look at Aboriginal self-government, ownership of lands and the management of natural resources. Through case studies and team projects, the course will explore the working relationship between First Nations, various levels of government and private industry particularly with respect to Traditional Ecological Knowledge, environmental management and sustainability issues.


  • Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of Indigenous Peoples from the perspective of both pre- and post-contact with European settlers.
  • Assess the constitutional and political legislation associated with Indigenous Peoples in Canada, in particular as it relates to natural resources and the duty to consult.
  • Describe the political and legal issues associated with Indigenous land stewardship, self-determination and governance, and individual and community rights.
  • Examine the relationships between Indigenous Peoples, governments, NGOs, and industry in the context of natural resource use and management.
  • Understand the significance of Indigenous rights and title and how this relates to lands, waters, and other natural resources.
  • Work respectfully and effectively with Indigenous communities by applying an understanding of Indigenous experiences and perspectives and the importance of reconciliation in restoration ecology. ​

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Indigenous Perspectives in Natural Resources Management (RENR 7008) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time


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