This course pulls the rug from underneath settler-based constructions of Indigeneity. Taking up the most prevalent stereotypes of Indigenous people, the course will provide context and reflection-based learning to give students the ability to unpack and challenge the narratives that both skew the lived experience of Indigenous peoples and allow the replication of stereotypes that reinforce colonial relationships.
This course introduces students to the long and complicated relationships between science and technology fields, broader dynamics of colonialism, and increasing demands for Indigenous governance of the sciences and technologies that affect them.
Created in partnership with Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak¿Women of the Métis Nation, features instruction from leading scholars in Métis studies across Canada. By highlighting concepts like kinship, nationhood, peoplehood, and wahkohtowin students will critically assess conceptual norms of leadership and recognize how colonization and racism have affected Métis women¿s leadership. Students will gain an increased knowledge and awareness of Métis culture and traditions and the skills to strengthen their leadership capacity for personal and community development.
Grounded in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, this micro-course introduces key anti-racism concepts that are applied to various sectors (education, social services, and the policing and legal system). By using real world case studies and Indigenous led content to provide learners with Indigenous perspectives and experiences, this micro-course points to successful efforts to tackle issues related to structural racism in Canada.
Learn about Indigenous historical and contemporary experiences to understand the legacy of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous self-determination. Topics covered include worldview, resources and relations, governance and treaty, institutionalization, contemporary communities, and resistance and resiliency. Sharpen your critical thinking skills to strengthen personal and professional ethics, and deepen Indigenous/non-Indigenous collaboration through building literacy about Indigenous societies, enhancing intercultural awareness, and obtaining balanced facts about Canadian history and current realities