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On Being Indigenous in Canada INDG 1100

Indigenous Studies Course

Course details

This course will examine the identity of Indigenous people and their strong connection to the land and natural resources. Over their history after first contact, Indigenous societies have endured significant changes due to the legacy of colonization. This legacy will be discussed with the aims of understanding this history, and examining available avenues towards reconciliation. Students will explore a variety of issues concerning the relation of Indigenous peoples with government, the judicial system, the private sector, and media which represent their identity to mainstream Canada. One of the guiding aims of the course is to provide a historical basis for better understanding new opportunities and challenges among Indigenous communities and individuals arising from involvement in areas of Canadian society in which they have previously played a minor role.

Prerequisite(s)

  • C+ in Grade 12 English

Credits

3.0

Cost

$667.34

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of INDG 1100 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90485

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Apr 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 90485
  • $667.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 14 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

James Morin

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$667.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course will examine the identity of Indigenous people and their strong connection to the land and natural resources. Over its history after first contact, Indigenous societies have endured significant changes due to the legacy of colonization. This legacy will be discussed with the aims of understanding this history, and examining available avenues towards reconciliation. Students will explore a variety of issues concerning the relation of Indigenous peoples with government, the judicial system, the private sector, and media which represent their identity to mainstream Canada. One of the guiding aims of the course is to provide a historical basis for better understanding new opportunities and challenges among Indigenous communities and individuals arising from involvement in areas of Canadian society in which they have previously played a minor role. *(A)* This is NOT a SELF-PACED course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held online. Your instructor will provide further information.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe life profiles of specific Indigenous individuals and their responses to colonization in past and contemporary Canada.
  • Analyse the reasons for Indigenous resistance and show relevant examples.
  • Assess the different effects of colonial history on Indigenous Peoples in Canada, including health, education and quality of life.
  • Recount governmental policies, dealings and treaties with Indigenous people, and critically explore their positive and negative aspects.
  • Contrast the effects of colonization worldwide with the collective experience of Indigenous people in Canada.
  • Assess the individual and community achievements in Indigenous governance, leadership, business enterprises, culture, language, and the arts.

Effective as of Fall 2022

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