This course will support students in gaining a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary experiences that impact Indigenous peoples’ in Canada. This course will explore Indigenous rights and self-government in Canada and internationally. Students will examine historical documents including the numbered treaties and the Indian Act and explore issues that Indigenous peoples and communities are challenged with today such as discrimination, land claims and modern treaties.
Course Learning Outcomes
By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding that Canadian Indigenous peoples have an inherent right to self-government and self-determination
- Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous land rights, entitlements, and current land claim negotiations with the Government of Canada
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of colonialism experienced by Indigenous peoples in Alberta and Canada
- Demonstrate an understanding that Indigenous peoples around the world face common issues in their history, geography, politics, economics, education, and culture