Justice for Canada's Indigenous peoples, given the devastating impact of colonialism upon their lives, is both a moral and political imperative. Through class activity, elders, films, and readings, this course equips students to understand, appreciate, and take positions on the important political challenges presented by colonialism, Canadian Indigenous policy, Indigenous political identity and nationalism, self-government, treaties, and court decisions on Indigenous rights and title. In doing so, the course equips students with the understanding required to appreciate the nature of the claims that Indigenous peoples bring to their engagement with the Canadian state.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
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