Certificate in the Study of Societies in Transition: Reciprocity, Relationship, and Reconciliation Histories - Madjitang (In the Beginning) - An Introduction to Indigenous Studies

INDG 1006  Madjitang (In the Beginning) - An Introduction to Indigenous Studies


INDG 1005; NATI 1005


3 hours of lecture per week




Students critically evaluate common assumptions about Indigenous peoples held by non-Indigenous Canadians through the exploration of colonial policies, stereotypes, and nation- building myths created at the expense of Indigenous nations’ sovereignty. The Canadian government maintains a particular national narrative, perpetuating myths about Indigenous peoples, enabling the nation-state to ignore its fiduciary responsibilities to Indigenous nations. Students examine Indigenous nations’ relations with Canada by considering the themes of identity, demographics, culture, politics, gender, history, economics, and urbanization.

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