Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12

Credits: 4

Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12 explores varied cultures and worldviews of different indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world.  Students will consider the relationships and inequalities between different indigenous groups and governments around the world. Other topics considered will include the resilience and survival of indigenous people in the face of colonialism as well as economic development and community partnerships.  

Using indigenous principles of learning (holistic, experiential, reflective, and relational) students will learn in a variety of ways, including the opportunity to engage in several field trips to significant places of interest, learn from local knowledge keepers, and participate in various activities to encourage respectful consideration of various contemporary indigenous issues.