BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-201 - Govt. Policy & FN 1867 to Present - 3.00 Credits

INST-201 - Govt. Policy & FN 1867 to Present - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Post-confederation economic, social and political and geographic factors influencing First Nations will be surveyed. Emphasis will be given to post World War II changes in governance, economic development, land use and cultural lifestyles.
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  • Prerequisites : INST 202, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:

  • be familiar with current political and social events, as they effect First Nations;
  • be well-versed with legislation which directly impacts on First Nations;

  • understand the social implications of public policy;

  • students will acquire greater critical and analytical reading skills;

  • students will develop competent writing skills; and
  • students will gain greater research skills
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    Text and Materials: Comeau, Pauline., Santin, Aldo. (1995). The First Canadians. A Profile of Canada’s Native People Today. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company Ltd.

    Supplemental reading package will be distributed in class.
    Other Resources: Adam, Howard. (1975). Prison of Grass: Canada From a Native point of view. Toronto: New Press.
    Buckley, Helen. (1992). “New Adjustments (1945 - 1975)” in From Wooden Ploughs to Welfare. McGill Queen’s University Press.
    Cardinal, Harold. (1969). Indian Government: Its Meaning in Practice. Halifax: Oolichan Books.
    Carter, Sarah A. “pp.8-9.
    (1990). Lost Harvests, Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy.
    (McGill-Queen’s University Press).
    Dyck, Noel. “ Now That The Buffalo Are Gone, Tutelage and the Image of Aboriginal Incapacity”
    in What is the Indian Problem.
    St. John’s Nfld.: Institute of Social and Economical Research.
    Gagne, Marie-Anik. (1994). A Nation Within A Nation. Montreal: Black Rose Books.
    Hawthorn, Harry. (Ed.) (1969). A survey of the contemporary Indians of Canada. Vol 1 & 2. Ottawa: Queen’s Printer.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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