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Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

Course Listing

Please visit the Academic Timetable to see which courses are presently being offered and in which location(s). Not all courses listed below run every term or in all locations. For specific details about program requirements and degree regulations, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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INDG-1001H Foundations of Indigenous Studies (ICR) Provides a foundation for an informed and critical discussion of Indigenous peoples in Canada with links to Indigenous peoples of the world. Using multiple perspectives, we develop a more complex understanding of Indigenous societies, the issues they face, how these issues are dealt with, and the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, cultures, societies, and states. Excludes INDG 1000Y.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-1002H Critical Incidents in Indigenous Life (ICR) Examines a selection of critical incidents in Indigenous life and history. Using a four directions analytical model, we examine and discuss issues that shape the daily lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the world. Excludes INDG 1000Y.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-1011H FOIL: Writing Explores ways of learning in the university environment with an emphasis on Indigenous ways of experiential learning, including self-reflection. With a focus on writing in the academic setting, this course is devoted to improving academic and critical thinking skills in the context of a supportive in-class learning community. Open only to students in the Indigenous Studies Diploma program or with permission of the instructor. Excludes INDG 1010Y.
INDG-1012H FOIL: Research Explores ways of learning in the university environment with an emphasis on Indigenous ways of experiential learning, including self-reflection. With a focus on research in the academic setting, this course is devoted to improving academic and critical thinking skills in the context of a supportive in-class learning community. Open only to students in the Indigenous Studies Diploma program or with permission of the instructor. Excludes INDG 1010Y.
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INDG-2000Y Politics & Indigenous Communities Focuses both on the traditional political culture of Indigenous peoples and on the political structures of colonialism (Indian Acts, Treaties, etc.) viewed from legal and historical perspectives. Contemporary analysis treats Indigenous self-government including models of development, cultural and ideological foundations, government policy, and implementation strategies. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) or both POST 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y) or permission of instructor. POST-2000Y
INDG-2001H Indigenous Peoples &state Relationships (ICR) Examines the nature of Indigenous relationships with Canada and the impact those relationships have had upon Indigenous peoples and communities. The course engages with different understandings of self-government and sovereignty. Prerequisite: 0.5 INDG, CAST, or POST credit. Excludes INDG-POST 2000Y.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
CAST-2001H, POST-2001H
INDG-2002H Indigenous Peoples and Resurgence (ICR) Examines the nature of Indigenous resurgence and contemporary struggles within the state. By understanding the different ways in which Indigenous peoples are reclaiming and revisioning their current relationships, students become aware of the impact Indigenous resurgence is having on Indigenous communities. Prerequisite: 0.5 INDG, CAST, or POST credit. Excludes INDG-POST 2000Y.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
CAST-2002H, POST-2002H
INDG-2006H Indigenous Knowledge for Children Youth (ICR) Students have the opportunity to explore how Indigenous knowledge informs child and youth development, learning, relationships, and care. Course content draws upon decolonizing theories and methodologies, epistemologies of the land, oral storytelling traditions, and contemporary art and culture. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
CHYS-2006H
INDG-2010H Indigenous Contemporary Dance (ICR) Indigenous contemporary dance is rich in heritage and multi-faceted in form, including social and ancient dances based in ceremony, contemporary derivations, and traditional choreography staged for theatrical performance. This course offers a study of the dance practice, history, and cultural context of the intertribal dance of the contemporary powwow. Open to first-year students. Excludes 3952H: Special Topic: Indigenous Contemporary Dance.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-2020H Indigenous Contemporary Music (ICR) Provides an opportunity for students to obtain foundational performance knowledge of Indigenous drumming and song practice, along with the development of Indigenous contemporary music and its evolution from traditional music. Students explore song structure, instrumentation, and performance formats in an Indigenous environment of traditional and contemporary practitioners. Open to first-year students. Excludes 3957H: Special Topic: Indigenous Contemporary Music.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-2030H Indigenous Peoples & News Media (ICR) Provides context for past and current portrayal of Indigenous topics in the media. With a better understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and perspectives, students can report stories related to Indigenous peoples, and about Indigenous peoples, more effectively.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-2040Y Canada the Land (ICR) An interdisciplinary enquiry into the function and idea of the land in Canadian traditions. Themes include Aboriginal rights, settlement, sources of land law, post-colonialism, regionalism, urban/rural conflict over natural resource extraction and waste disposal, sustainability, environmental racism, energy, climate change, and representations of land and landscape in literature and the visual arts. Prerequisite: 3.0 univeristy credits.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
CAST-2040Y, ERST-2040Y, GEOG-2040Y
INDG-2100Y Intro to Indigenous Knowledge (ICR) Examines the rich and complex nature of Indigenous knowledge (IK). It addresses the various components of IK through both written text and oral tradition. The course proceeds from the foundational assumption that IK is held and transmitted primarily by Elders, traditional people, and other knowledge holders. Recommended prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y).
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-2110Y Introduction to Indigenous Theatre (ICR) Performance cultures are expressed in the theory and practice of Indigenous artists. Traditional and contemporary oratory, storytelling, language, movement and music, individual and group expression-physical, emotional, vocal, and intellectual experiences-are enhanced through sensory exercises, improvisation, and text. Professionals translate cultural concepts to Indigenous and European methodologies. Open to first-year students.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-2250Y Oral Mohawk (ICR) An introduction to Mohawk designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language. This is a conversational course, emphasizing the use and understanding of Mohawk through the learning of the basic vocabulary and sentence patterns in class and in language laboratory. Students judged by the instructor to be fluent in Mohawk may not receive credit for this course. Open to first-year students. Excludes INDG 1050Y.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-2256H Histories of Indigenous Peoples in Canada A study of Indigenous involvement in the fur trade and imperial politics of the eighteenth century, the development of European "civilizing" policies, and the growth and ideology of the modern Indigenous political movement. Prerequisite: 3.0 university credits, including 1.0 CAST or HIST or INDG credit at the 1000 level with a minimum of 60%. Students may take only one of CAST-HIST-INDG 2255Y or 2256H for credit. CAST-2256H, HIST-2256H
INDG-2306H Foundations for Indigenous History (ICR) Explores Indigenous histories and grounding history in lands, knowledges, languages, and genders. Examines methodologies such as oral narratives, orality, and land-based research along with methods for gathering knowledge related to Indigenous histories. Explores scholarly positionality as historians, research ethics, and the various formats being used to articulate Indigenous histories. Recommended prerequisite: INDG 1001H. Excludes INDG 2305Y.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
HIST-2306H
INDG-2307H Colonial Encounters (ICR) Explores the multifaceted encounters that resulted from European colonialism. The focus of the course is on the lives and experiences of Indigenous peoples in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific basin to develop a comprehensive understanding of colonialism and resistance on a global scale. Prerequisite: INDG 2306H. Excludes INDG-HIST 2305Y.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
HIST-2307H
INDG-2485H Indigenous Women's Creative Non-Fiction (ICR) Focuses on creative non-fiction by Indigenous women, including autobiography, life-writing, memoir, mixedgenre essays, and family/community stories revisiting the oral tradition. Emphasizes work published in Canada; includes some "border-crossing" work published in the United States. Excludes CAST-INDGWMST 3480Y. Prerequisite: 3.0 university credits.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
CAST-2485H, WMST-2485H
INDG-2601Y Intro Indigenous Envionmental Studies (ICR) Explores Indigenous worldviews, environmental philosophies, and cultural values through exposure to the perspectives of Indigenous Elders, community people, political leaders, academics, activists, and scholars. Students are introduced to Indigenous knowledge as it pertains to the natural environment. Open to first year students.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
ERST-2601Y, IESS-2601Y
INDG-2800Y Intro to Nishnaabemowin (ICR) A beginner's course for students with little or no knowledge of the language, emphasizing the use and understanding of Nishnaabemowin through the learning of the basic vocabulary and sentence patterns in class and in the language laboratory. Open to firstyear students.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
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INDG-3050Y Indigenous & International Comm Develop (ICR) A study of various approaches to building sustainable Indigenous communities in Canada and internationally. Examines current initiatives related to protecting Indigenous territories, community economic development, gender, community wellness, and the arts. Examines ideological, political, economic, ecological, and social forces affecting Indigenous sovereignty and community control. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) or both IDST 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y) or permission of instructor.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
IDST-3050Y
INDG-3060H Theatre for Indigenous Communities Investigations in performance for Indigenous communities, focusing on the educational elements of Anishinaabeg storytelling. Skills in Indigenous dance/movement, ensemble work, music/voice, theatre games, storytelling, improvisation/clown, and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language) are developed in class and taken into community workshop settings. Course fee: 100. Prerequisite: One of INDG 2010H, 2020H, 2110Y or 3010H, or permission of instructor.
INDG-3105Y Indigenous Orality Explores Indigenous oral texts through two central strands: philosophical issues of orality, and practical issues of gathering and recording of Indigenous orality. We examine central issues of performance, metaphor, iconography of Indigenous narrative memory, and the social relationships which maintain and act as a vessel for orality. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y).
INDG-3113Y Indigenous Peoples of Mexico In this 20-day summer field course, students travel to two sites in Mexico (Mexico City and Oaxaca City) to study the contemporary situation of the Indigenous peoples of Mexico. Students travel to Indigenous communities and learn about Indigenous knowledge, culture, politics (including the Zapatistas movement), the arts and the environmental issues. Students pay a program fee in addition to their own travel expenses. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) or permission of the instructor. Excludes INDG 3953Y (2009-2012).
INDG-3201H Indigenous People City As Home Explores Indigenous peoples and the contemporary urban environment using a four directions analytic framework and the metaphor of city as home. Excludes INDG 3200Y. GEOG-3201H
INDG-3202H Indigenous Peoples in Urban Centres Sele Explores Indigenous peoples' issues and experiences in selected urban environments in Canada and the world. Excludes INDG 3200Y. GEOG-3202H
INDG-3238H Litterature Amerindienne (ICR) Focuses on significant works of First Nations literature published in French and studies them in their historical, political, sociological, and cultural context. Prerequisite: FREN 2051H and either 2450Y or 2452H.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
FREN-3238H, CAST-3238H
INDG-3335H First Nations & the Welfare State This course explores the policy initiatives and socio-economic conditions of the Welfare State era as they affected First Nations. With a focus on Welfare State ideology, the course examines issues of health, the surveillance and intervention of social welfare officials, unemployment, population growth, community development and education that undercut communities. Prerequisite: 6.0 university credits. CAST-3335H, HIST-3335H
INDG-3350Y Indigenous Curriculum Design Through land-based and experiential educational practices, students develop their knowledge, motivation, and skills toward facilitating the transmission of an environmental consciousness in the field of education. Additionally, students design inclusive learning spaces that meet the cultural needs of Indigenous students and the cross-cultural awareness needs of non-Indigenous students. Recommended prerequisite: INDG 1000Y.
INDG-3401H Law & Indigenous Peoples: Fdn (ICR) An introduction to the fundamental precepts, from both a philosophical and practical perspective, that form the foundation of Aboriginal law in Canada. The course content is taught with a balance of experiential learning exercises. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y). Excludes INDG 3400Y.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
INDG-3481H Studies in Indigenous Fiction (ICR) Considers the expectations and functions of narrative, and examines the ways in which the fictions of Indigenous authors draw on, extend, and defy white European literary traditions, and incorporate narrative methods of their own traditions. Fictions by authors in both Canada and the United States will be included. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
ENGL-3481H, CAST-3481H
INDG-3483H Indigenous Poetry (ICR) Considers the range of contemporary poetry by Indigenous authors from Canada and the United States, and the poems' relations to traditional language forms and to literary traditions and genres. It begins with a brief study of "orature" and songs, and includes a discussion of one nineteenth-century exemplar. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits.
This course meets the Indigenous Course Requirement.
ENGL-3483H, CAST-3483H
INDG-3508H Indigenous Genders, Sexualities and Relationships Addresses the intersection of patriarchy, colonialism, and Western constructions of gender binaries/hierarchies and sexual norms; the diversity of Indigenous genders and sexualities; and Indigenous understandings of relationships and of resurging a holistic and inclusive sense of community and identity. Prerequisite: One of INDG 1001H, SOCI 1001H, WMST 1001H, or 0.5 CAST credit. Excludes INDG-WMST 3500Y. CAST-3508H, SOCI-3508H, WMST-3508H
INDG-3560Y History Indg Dance Theatre An exploration of Indigenous dance, theatre, song, orality, and performance art from its origins as an integral aspect of community life through to its living expression in the present. Reflects on the effects of colonial policies on Indigenous performance and its resurgence as a strategy for cultural revitalization. Recommended prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y), 2110Y, 2010H, or 2020H.
INDG-3631H Issues- Indigenous Environmental Studies Examines a wide range of contemporary environmental issues, conflicts and solutions in the context of Indigenous peoples and territories. Studies examine issues at local, provincial, and national levels, highlighting the multi-dimensional perspectives of Indigenous peoples in North America. Prerequisite: One of INDG 1001H, INDG 1002H (or INDG 1000Y), IESS 1001H, INDG-ERST-IESS 2601Y, or INDG-ERST-IESS 3632H; or permission of instructor. Excludes INDG-ERST 3630Y. ERST-3631H, IESS-3631H
INDG-3632H Global Issues in Indig Env Studies Explores the international dimensions of Indigenous Environmental Studies (IES) and examines a wide range of contemporary environmental issues, conflicts, and solutions in the context of Indigenous peoples and territories throughout the Americas and worldwide. Prerequisite: One of INDG 1001H, INDG 1002H (or INDG 1000Y), IESS 1001H, INDG-ERST-IESS 2601Y, or INDG-ERST-IESS 3631H; or permission of instructor. Excludes INDG-ERST 3630Y. ERST-3632H, IESS-3632H
INDG-3634H Introduction to Indigenous Food Systems Provides students with the opportunity for selfdirected research that examines the food systems of Indigenous peoples. Students explore a wide range of historical and contemporary food systems practices and issues that impact Indigenous communities and their connections to the ecosystems that support them. Recommended course for the program in Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science. Course fee: 35. Prerequisite: INDG-ERST 2601Y; or both ERSC 1010H and 1020H (or 1000Y), or 10.0 university credits and permission of instructor. SAFS-3634H, ERST-3634H, IESS-3634H
INDG-3730Y Indigenous Peoples, Health, and the Envi Provides an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of environmental health and its application to understanding health among Indigenous peoples. Students gain an understanding of the concepts, theories, and methods used in environmental health, and apply this knowledge to the investigation of the changing health status of Indigenous populations. This course may be taken as a science credit by successfully undertaking an appropriate technical assignment. Prerequisite: One of ERSC 2240H or ERST-INDG 2601Y or ERSC-INDG 2150H; or NURS 1000H, 1002H and 1010H. ERST-3730Y, IESS-3730Y
INDG-3740H Circumpolar Peoples, Health, Environment Introduces students to the multidisciplinary subject area of circumpolar health with an emphasis on environment and its changing nature as a determinant of health for Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents of the North. Prerequisite: GEOG 1045H and INDG 3745H, or permission of the instructor. ERST-3740H
INDG-3745H Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar An introduction to traditional and contemporary cultures of the Circumpolar region through traditional Indigenous and Western perspectives. Broad histories and experiences of the peoples of the Circumpolar North, and the development of northern cultures are explored. Similarities and differences of peoples and cultures and their adaptations to change are discussed.
INDG-3750H Language, Culture, & Circumpolar World A broad examination of circumpolar peoples in North America, Russia and northern Asia, Greenland, and northern Scandinavia. Notions of identity, culture, language, and self-determination are discussed, similarities and differences of northern peoples and cultures are examined, and their adaptations to change and roles as agents of change explored. Prerequisite: GEOG 1045H and INDG 3745H, or permission of the instructor.
INDG-3813Y Indigenous Studies Research Methods Prepares individuals researching for and with Indigenous peoples; examining Indigenous worldview as reflected in research, ethical considerations, and protocols; presents appropriate methodologies; develops skills in conducting a literature/source review, designing a research study, and selecting corresponding methodologies; reporting to make a contribution to Indigenous peoples and scholarship. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y).
INDG-3852H Harvesting Anishinaabemowin A land-based and classroom weekend-intensive language and culture course which continues exploration of the Anishinaabemowin language through experiential learning appropriate to the patterns of the fall cycle. The course further contributes to basic knowledge and history of the Anishinaabe writing system, as well as gathering songs, chants, and dances, with a special focus on traditional environmental knowledge and human relationships at sacred sites. Course fee for field component. Prerequisite: INDG 2800Y or permission of instructor. Excludes INDG 3850Y.
INDG-3853H Reflecting Anishnaabemowin A classroom and land-based weekend-intensive language and culture course which explores Anishinaabemowin through experiential learning in the winter cycle. The course reflects on the basic knowledge and history of the Anishinaabe writing system gleaned, as well as on the language, purpose, and value of the songs, chants and dances, with a special focus on storytelling. Course fee for field component. Prerequisite: INDG 2800Y or permission of instructor. Excludes INDG 3850Y.
INDG-3860Y Practicum Field Placements Provides an opportunity for students to learn from experience through a practical hands-on assignment working with an organization that deals with Aboriginal peoples or addresses Aboriginal issues. Students should contact the department prior to the start of term in order to develop the proposal (written approval of the practicum proposal is required). Prerequisite: 10.0 university level credits, a 70% cumulative average, and written approval of department chair. Recommended: INDG 3813Y.
INDG-3861H Practicum Field Placement Provides an opportunity for students to learn from experience through a practical hands-on assignment working with an organization that deals with Aboriginal peoples or addresses Aboriginal issues. Students should contact the department prior to the start of term in order to develop the proposal (written approval of the practicum proposal is required). Prerequisite: 10.0 university level credits, a 70% cumulative average, and written approval of department chair. Recommended: INDG 3813Y.
INDG-3862H Practicum Field Placement Provides an opportunity for students to learn from experience through a practical hands-on assignment working with an organization that deals with Aboriginal peoples or addresses Aboriginal issues. Students should contact the department prior to the start of term in order to develop the proposal (written approval of the practicum proposal is required). Prerequisite: 10.0 university level credits, a 70% cumulative average, and written approval of department chair. Recommended: INDG 3813Y.
INDG-3900Y Reading Course Intended for third-year majors and for second-year students who wish to carry out independent research. Details must be arranged with the chair of the department before the end of the preceding academic year. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) and a 70% cumulative average. Written approval of department chair is required.
INDG-3901H Reading Course Intended for third-year majors and for second-year students who wish to carry out independent research. Details must be arranged with the chair of the department before the end of the preceding academic year. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) and a 70% cumulative average. Written approval of department chair is required.
INDG-3902H Reading Course Intended for third-year majors and for second-year students who wish to carry out independent research. Details must be arranged with the chair of the department before the end of the preceding academic year. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) and a 70% cumulative average. Written approval of department chair is required.
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INDG-4001H Research Seminar in Indigenous History Relationships for Justice The seminar focuses on ethnohistorical method and Indigenous historiography. Structured to give students experience in all the elements involved in producing a piece of professional historical research. Prerequisite: 14.0 university credits including 1.0 CAST, HIST, or INDG credit at the 1000 level. Students may take only one of CAST-HIST-INDG 4000Y or 4001H for credit. CAST-4001H, HIST-4001H
INDG-4020D Thesis An in-depth study in library or field-oriented research supervised by a Research Project Committee, for which a double fee is charged. Details must be arranged with the chair of the department before the end of the preceding academic year. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y), 2000Y, 3810H, 3830H, a 70% cumulative average, 10.0 university credits, and written approval of the department chair. Excludes 402D.
INDG-4050H Alliances: Indigenous/ Non Indigenous Allows students to investigate the value of supporting the initiatives in the Indigenous community nationally in Canada and worldwide and to find their place in that initiative. Prerequisite: 1.0 INDG credit or permission of instructor. CAST-4050H
INDG-4051H Transforming Settler Consciousness: The formation of alliances in support of Indigenous sovereignty requires interrupting how settler consciousness in Canada sustains itself through national narratives that both render Indigenous peoples invisible and at the same time constructs "the Other." This course examines such narratives and efforts to interrupt them through deliberate educational interventions. Prerequisite: INDG-CAST 4050H or permission of instructor. CAST-4051H
INDG-4100Y Seminar on Indigenous Knowledge Explores contemporary Indigenous expressions and interpretations of traditional thought and beliefs. Modes of organizing, validating, and communicating knowledge form central themes. Prerequisite: INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) or permission of the instructor.
INDG-4150Y Kanonhsionni'on:we: Longhouse Journeying across Haudenosaunee Territory, retracing the path of the Peacemaker as he unified Five Warring Nations under the Great Tree of Peace, visiting the places where these historic events happened, including an opportunity to interact with the Haudenosaunee people and experience society, culture, traditions, and languages. Prerequisite: 9.0 university credits. Recommended: INDG 1001H, 2100Y, and 4100Y. CAST-4150Y
INDG-4155H Great Lakes Archaeology A critical review of the archaeology of the Great Lakes region of North America, from the earliest evidence of human presence to European colonization. Seminars address the long-term historical and evolutionary nature of landscapes and societies, focusing on environmental change and population history, technology, subsistence, settlement, trade and exchange, and socio-political organization. Prerequisite: ANTH 2121H and 2122H (or 2120Y), or permission of instructor. Excludes ANTH 4151Y. ANTH-4155H, CAST-4155H
INDG-4201H Creating Indigenous Urban Community There are currently hundreds of initiatives across Canada where Indigenous peoples are envisioning a new future and toward this goal, are building new forms of Aboriginal nations. How do you build a new Aboriginal nation? What are some of the characteristics and challenges? In this course students are provided with a unique opportunity to address these and other questions in innovative and creative ways. Prerequisite: 15.0 university credits or permission of the instructor. Excludes INDG 4200Y.
INDG-4202H Building a 4 Directional Understanding Provides an opportunity to build an understanding, using a four directions model, of the knowledge and skills gained during previous courses of study. It attempts to answer the question: "How do I take all that I have learned about Indigenous peoples, from all the other courses that I have taken, and put this into a comprehensive whole that I can use in future employment or study?" Prerequisite: 15.0 university credits or permission of the instructor. Excludes INDG 4200Y.
INDG-4205Y Indg Women & Settler History Explores historical representations of several Indigenous women in what is now North America. Particular attention is paid to the symbolic uses of these women and how their bodies been put into the service of settler histories. Prerequisite: INDG 1000Y or 1.0 WMST credit or 1.0 HIST credit or 10.0 university credits. HIST-4205Y, WMST-4205Y
INDG-4206H Indigenous Women and Settler History Explores historical representations of several Indigenous women in what is now North America. Particular attention is paid to the symbolic uses of these women and how their bodies been put into the service of settler histories. Prerequisite: INDG 2306H. Excludes INDG-HIST-WMST 4205Y. WMST-4206H
INDG-4730Y Sustainable Indigenous Communities A research colloquium course that gives students an opportunity to examine concepts of sustainability, select their own research area, and develop a model for a "sustainable" community. Provides insight into Indigenous understandings and environmental impacts, and encourages a multidisciplinary approach to resolving issues. INDG-ERSC/ERST 3730Y is highly recommended. Prerequisite: 5.0 university credits including INDG 1001H (or 1000Y), or both ERSC 1010H and 1020H (or 1000Y), or permission of instructor. ERST-4730Y, IESS-4730Y
INDG-4740Y Indigenous Peoples Health & Environment A critical examination of historical and contemporary issues in Indigenous peoples' health with a particular emphasis on the relation to land and other dynamic environments as a determinant of health status. Provides a basic foundation in understanding the key determinants of health for Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world. Prerequisite: One of ERSC/ERST-INDG 3730Y or ERST-INDG 3631H or 3632H (or 3630Y), or permission of the instructor. Excludes INDG 4200Y-B in 2009-2010. ERST-4740Y, NURS-4740Y, IESS-4740Y
INDG-4770H Anthropology of Colonialism Provides an historical anthropological exploration of colonialism. Drawing on case studies from Eurasia, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, it focuses on the colonial construction of categories of language, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, and how such cultural categories have been transformed and/or reproduced in the postcolonial present. Prerequisite: ANTH 2001H (or 2000Y). Co-requisite: ANTH 3991H (or 3990Y). ANTH-4770H, IDST-4770H
INDG-4860Y Practicum Field Placement Provides an opportunity for students to learn from experience through a practical hands-on assignment working with an organization that deals with Aboriginal peoples or addresses Aboriginal issues. Students should contact the department prior to the start of term in order to develop the proposal (written approval of the practicum proposal is required). Prerequisite: 10.0 university level credits, a 70% cumulative average, and written approval of department chair. Recommended: INDG 3813Y.
INDG-4861H Practicum Field Placement Provides an opportunity for students to learn from experience through a practical hands-on assignment working with an organization that deals with Aboriginal peoples or addresses Aboriginal issues. Students should contact the department prior to the start of term in order to develop the proposal (written approval of the practicum proposal is required). Prerequisite: 10.0 university level credits, a 70% cumulative average, and written approval of department chair. Recommended: INDG 3813Y.
INDG-4862H Practicum Field Placement Provides an opportunity for students to learn from experience through a practical hands-on assignment working with an organization that deals with Aboriginal peoples or addresses Aboriginal issues. Students should contact the department prior to the start of term in order to develop the proposal (written approval of the practicum proposal is required). Prerequisite: 10.0 university level credits, a 70% cumulative average, and written approval of department chair. Recommended: INDG 3813Y.
INDG-4900Y Reading Course Students may select an area of study under the direction of an adviser. Details are to be arranged through the chair of the program before the end of the preceding academic year. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) and written approval of the chair of the program.
INDG-4901H Reading Course Students may select an area of study under the direction of an adviser. Details are to be arranged through the chair of the program before the end of the preceding academic year. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) and written approval of the chair of the program.
INDG-4902H Reading Course Students may select an area of study under the direction of an adviser. Details are to be arranged through the chair of the program before the end of the preceding academic year. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits including INDG 1001H (or 1000Y) and written approval of the chair of the program.