BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACED-240 - Contemporary First Nation Issues - 3.00 Credits

ACED-240 - Contemporary First Nation Issues - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
ACED 240 will provide the student with knowledge of contemporary First Nation issues. Students will examine First Nation peoples, employment, health and cultures. Other issues are: historical background, history of treaties, and Canada-First Nation relations, First Nation land claims, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, government policy, and Canadian law. Contemporary issues such as treaty negotiations, Bill C-31, and self-government initiatives will be analyzed.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • First Nations Public Administration Certificate - FNPA Diploma (2Year) Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ACED Certificate or permission of instructor.
    Transferability: NVIT ACED 220 & NVIT ACED 240 = UVIC IS 200 (3).
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
  • gain an understanding of the historical roots of Canadian Colonialism;
  • understand the term, “First Nations”, describe and discuss Aboriginal Rights;
  • understand First Nations – Government Relations;
  • discuss the statistical profile of First Nations people;
  • understand the structural foundations of Indian Affairs and Government Policies;
  • understand Aboriginal organizations especially Native Women’s Associations;
  • describe and discuss Aboriginal-EuroCanadian conflicts in society;

  • critically discuss self-determination and self-government; and
  • understand contemporary First Nations issues in Canada.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Text: Falkenberg, Loren, E. et al (1999). Human Resource Management in Canada. Fourth Edition Canada. Harcourt Brace and Company.
  • Other Resources: Frideres, James S. (1998), Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: Contemporary Conflicts, (Fifth edition). Prentice Hall: Scarborough Ontario.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved November 2001.