This course focuses on a topic not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2:When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for UNST 1991/2991/3991/4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Friday 3:30 to 4:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 111.
Introduction:
This course is an introduction to Indigenous cultures, communities, histories and revivence.
This course presents a decolonized and Indigenous view of the past and present, with a focus on the Western Hemisphere (the Americas), and links to Indigenous communities, events, and people around the world across time and place. As Indigenous people’s contributions to science, agriculture, art, music and humanity has historically been minimized or ignored in education, it is presented here from an indigenous worldview, providing an insider’s perspective and understanding of issues faced by Indigenous Peoples. How Indigenous people are reshaping our world through activism, environmentalist, and politics, including at a global level will be discussed. The course materials include one text book, academic articles and book chapters, and as well films, and media materials, many are written from an Indigenous perspective by Native American and First Nations academic scholars.