BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

LEPP-120 - Aboriginal Community Relations - 3.00 Credits

LEPP-120 - Aboriginal Community Relations - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will review policing practices from an Aboriginal perspective highlighting the impact of oppression, neo-colonialism, and government policies in the lives of Aboriginal people. The course will also focus on relevant life experiences of each student respecting their knowledge while analyzing global ideologies, and law research in the study of collective resistance.
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  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Five years law enforcement experience.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Class participation 20%, Case study report 25%, Research Paper 25%, Final Exam 30%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • analyze cultural diversification and its impacts;

  • comprehend and employ the theories of micro analysis, styles and its different interpretations;

  • understand and discuss the definition of neo-colonialism and its impacts on their communities;

  • assess and articulate the impact of imposed legislation;

  • review the works of Indigenous philosophers, educators and activists with the aim of determining the impacts on personal experiences and the relations those impacts have on their professional career choice;

  • prepare reports utilizing relevant written works of Indigenous philosophers, educators and activists; and

  • demonstrate team behavior.
  • Text and Materials:
  • George Manual. Fourth World. Paulo Freire, 1993. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Continuum: Ontario.
  • Taiaiake Alfred, 1999. Reason,Righteousness and Power. Oxford University Press: Ontario.
  • Rupert Ross, 1996. Return to the Teachings. Penguin: Toronto.
  • Steckly 2003. Aboriginal Policing: A Canadian Perspective. Pearson Canada Inc: Toronto.
  • Other Resources:
  • Gladue vs the Queen.
  • RCMP Community Policing Manual.
  • Indian Act.
  • Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: This course is a lead in for LEPP 130 and 150.