BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AGLP-150 - Intro. to Traditional Aboriginal Leadership - 3.00 Credits

AGLP-150 - Intro. to Traditional Aboriginal Leadership - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
In this course, learners will research and develop an enhanced understanding of traditional Aboriginal leadership values, community protocols, ceremonies, responsibilities, and the role of Elders in traditional leadership and governance. Learners will also research historical events that have impacted Aboriginal communities in relation to governance, and their effect on traditional community governance and contemporary organizational leadership.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Certificate Term 1
  • Prerequisites : English 12, English 12 First Peoples, ENGL 060, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
    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 successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • research and understand their Aboriginal community’s traditional and contemporary leadership:
    values (e.g., relationship to the land),
    teaching practices (e.g., hereditary leadership training, storytelling),
    succession planning,
    protocols and ceremonies,
    responsibilities (specifically decision making/law making, and dispute resolution systems),
    resiliency through family/community inquiry and reflective learning assignments (recognizing the loss of traditional knowledge and supporting traditional knowledge revitalization), and
    compare and contrast the diverse range of Aboriginal traditional and contemporary leadership values, traditional governing systems and training, protocols, ceremonies, responsibilities and resiliency.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Elders in leadership and governance;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the differences between Aboriginal worldviews and Western worldviews (e.g., policing vs. peacemaking), and the effects of both views on traditional and contemporary governing systems;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, Constitution Act 1867/1982 and the collective effect on Aboriginal people;
  • identify the rights of Indigenous people;
  • describe how Aboriginal traditional knowledge affects and empowers today’s Aboriginal organizations; and
  • apply learning to current and emerging Aboriginal leadership issues and culturally relevant solutions.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Robertson, L. Standing up with Ga’axsta’las: Jane Constance Cook and the politics of memory, church, and custom. Current Edition, Vancouver, BC, UBC Press
  • Atleo, E. R. Principles of Tsawalk: An indigenous approach to global crisis. Current Edition, Vancouver, BC, UBC Press
  • Miller, G. Be Of Good Mind. Current Edition, Vancouver, BC, UBC Press
  • Boelscher, M.The Curtain Within. Current Edition, Vancouver, BC, UBC Press
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved April 30, 2014.