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RENR 8002 - First Nations Perspectives & Natural Resource Management

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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.

Prerequisite(s)

RENR 7100

Credits

3.0

Cost

$748.90

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 77503

Thu Jan 04 - Thu Apr 12 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 12 Thu 17:05 - 20:05 BBY SW01 Rm. 2025

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$748.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for Ecological Restoration program. Students require department approval prior to registration. For registration please contact Giti Abouhazmeh at giti_abouhamzeh@bcit.ca or call 778-331-1392.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of Aboriginal Peoples from both a pre and post contact European perspective.
  • Analyze the constitutional and political legislation associated with Aboriginal peoples with respect to the Indian Act and British North America Act.
  • Outline the political and legal issues of Aboriginal land use, self-determination, governance, as well as individual and community rights.
  • Describe the treaty process in BC and the workings of the BC Treaty Commission.
  • Contrast the interplay between Aboriginal People, government, NGO's and industry in the natural resource sector.
  • Recognize the significance of Aboriginal jurisdiction and ownership of lands, waters and natural resources.
  • Work effectively with First Nation communities through a greater understanding of First Nations perspectives.
  • Apply techniques associated with Traditional Ecological Knowledge on restoration projects.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

RENR 8002 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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