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Indigenous Studies

INDG 101 Introduction to Indigenous Studies (non-credit) O

A survey course of Indigenous peoples and issues from their origins in North America to the contemporary period, highlighting the central place of Indigenous peoples and issues within historic and contemporary Canada. Utilizing Indigenous and non-Indigenous literature, research, and theory, this course will explore Indigenous cultures in Canada, including Indigenous histories, worldview, knowledge and belief systems, subjectivities, and identities, as well as concepts including post-Indigeneity, Indigenous experience in everyday life, cultural production, culture as socially constructed, and performativity.  In addition, the course will examine the impact of colonization, including residential schools, intergenerational trauma and healing, wellbeing, lifeways, and cultures.