BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AGLP-111 - Aboriginal Governance & the Indian Act - 3.00 Credits

AGLP-111 - Aboriginal Governance & the Indian Act - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course outlines the effects of the Indian Act on current community development. It also examines the key issues affecting Aboriginal communities and explores best practices for leaders to move beyond the limitations of the Indian Act.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Certificate Term 2
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, MATH 057, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12 and MATH 11 or Permission of the Instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's 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 successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • demonstrate an understanding of the colonialism effects on Canadian national policies (e.g., British/North America Act, Indian Act), and its effects on traditional Aboriginal governance;

    • analyze sections of the Indian Act and other corresponding legislation--includes exploring and developing ways to support Aboriginal people’s self-determination and self-government objectives in legislation and government (i.e., Sections 91.24, 35, and Bill C45)

    • demonstrate an understanding of the historical and current effects on Aboriginal people—includes identifying challenges/opportunities where the Indian Act is silent including exercising rights and jurisdiction;

    • demonstrate an understanding of key issues affecting First Nations communities and the broader responsibilities of Aboriginal governments (through community research/case studies);

    • demonstrate an understanding of the differences between Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)-directed local First Nations administrations, and self-determined, self-governing First Nations communities who exercise law making powers;

    • demonstrate an understanding of how defined rights and traditional leadership responsibilities apply to self-government, and relate to current policy, law and treaties;

    • review case study research to identify best practices in governance (e.g., balancing of representative and hereditary governance systems, leadership development/succession planning), lessons learned, and consider alternatives; and

    • refine their research objectives and identify primary research questions for their final project.

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