BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-105 - Teachings From the Land - Special Topics - 3.00 Credits

INST-105 - Teachings From the Land - Special Topics - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will be taught in conjunction with knowledgeable Elders and aimed at providing students with the opportunity to learn the skills, knowledge, traditions and values of a selected cultural topic. This will be done in traditional settings on the land that are unique to the student cultural-specific topics including the study of pre- and post-contact culture (traditional knowledge, systems and practices will be examined in relation to roles and responsibilities, worldview, philosophy, spirituality and language). Traditional values and practices will be explored to determine how they shape and inform contemporary cultural practice and identity.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • 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:

  • engage students in a culture-specific student-Elder project through experiential learning activities;
  • engage in traditional activities such as, land-based knowledge, fishing and hunting activities, cedar root coiled basketry, Sweatlodge practices, Potlatch, Sundance, and traditional leadership training;
  • compare the culture-specific knowledge systems including values, philosophies, survival skills, technologies, arts and ceremonies;
  • examine and explain the impact of contact and colonization on local Indigenous people; and
  • examine and explain consequent changes of local Indigenized culture on a specific cultural topic.
  • Text and Materials: TBD: Subject specific texts will be determined.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: This course has been developed in response to the Common Experience Payment received by residential school survivors and their families.

    Education Council approved June 25, 2014.