Indigenous Studies (INDG) - Storying Crime and Justice

INDG 3516  Storying Crime and Justice


Any 18 credits completed, or permission of the instructor.


Three hours of lecture per week/36 hours per term.




Depictions of criminality and justice often promote harsh punitive sentencing and glorify the police in Canadian media. Utilizing storytelling as a methodology for exploring human responses to issues related to the criminal justice system, students study the ways Indigenous creatives and storytellers have sought to challenge settler laws that often conflict with Indigenous peoples’ personal autonomy, wellbeing, and treaty rights. Indigenous-produced media attempts to shed light on the importance of tribal justice and traditional governance. This course may be credited towards Gender Equality and Social Justice.

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