Faculty of Extension
Below are the courses available from the EXARE subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times
Indigenous culture is the cornerstone for building strong relationships amongst First Nations leaders, Elders and other First Nations members. Participants are introduced to the Indigenous worldview of Turtle Island, essential protocols to open good relationships, avoid inappropriate conduct, analyze historical impacts, and the roles of male and female Elders.
This course will focus on the legal and policy principles as a guiding aspect of existing relationships between Indigenous peoples, government and industry. Topics covered include: Federal and Provincial legislation, regulations and policies impacting Aboriginal-Industry relations and Indigenous and Treaty rights. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives of law through a decolonized framework aimed at fostering positive relationships that move towards reconciliation.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of why a healthy environment is integral to maintaining the identity, culture, and livelihood of Indigenous peoples. This course will enhance students' understanding of Indigenous environmental stewardship and philosophy from an Indigenous worldview.
This course will introduce students to the current community and economic development of Indigenous communities from an Indigenous lens. Students will learn about the resilience of Indigenous people despite the current complex socio-economic realities, and the importance of partnerships and relationships to improve the well-being of First Nations peoples. Topics include corporate social responsibility, community governance structures, Indigenous business, and private corporate structures as they relate to community development.
This course will introduce students to the interface of corporate and Indigenous cultures. Students will be given an introduction to relevant federal/provincial policy, safety procedure(s) framework, and impact benefit agreements. This course will enhance students' understanding of intercultural differences when negotiating and the impact of these differences on negotiation strategies.
Due to the nature of current issues in Indigenous topics this course may change from term to term.
This course explores Indigenous Leadership from a broad perspective including the impact of Colonial Legislation (Indian Act Election) on Indigenous Leadership practices. Traditionally, Indigenous leadership was inclusive, including women, children, and elders in decision making. Leadership practices today focus on elected leadership voices and decision making moving away form collective community based decisions. Today, Indigenous Nations, industry and various levels of Government interface. How those engagements occur can be impacted by how leadership is practices.