BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-141 - Aboriginal People and the Land - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-141 - Aboriginal People and the Land - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
Resource developments that occur throughout BC often encompass Aboriginal Traditional Territory. With landmark cases such as Calder, Sparrow and Delgamuukw, Aboriginal people are asserting their right to be included in decisions made about resource development. Natural Resource Technologists who may find themselves working within Aboriginal Traditional Territories need to understand that any decisions they may make regarding resource development could infringe on Aboriginal rights and title. This course will explore the history and perspectives of Aboriginal people toward resource development in Canada, the laws governing resource development and their implications to Aboriginal people and the future of resource development in Canada.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resource Technician Certificate - Year 1 Fall
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission/instructor permission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    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:
  • describe the historical social context of Aboriginal People in Canada;

  • conduct research of traditional uses of select Aboriginal communities using the library and internet resources;

  • compare and contrast Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Western Scientific views;

  • read and interpret how legislation, treaties and agreements impact Aboriginal people and their use of the land;

  • describe the implications of court cases such as Calder, Sparrow, Cardinal and Delgamuukw on Aboriginal people and federal/provincial governments with regard to natural resource developments;

  • apply Sparrow and Delgamuukw tests on a resource development; and

  • examine and rate the effectiveness of various vehicles (i.e., Bill C-49, Self Government, Co-management agreements, memorandum of understandings, etc.) used by Aboriginal people to participate in resource development.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Elliot, D. Law and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Current edition. North York, ON. Captus University Press.
  • Notzke, C. Aboriginal Peoples and Natural Resources in Canada. Current edition. North York, ON. Captus University Press.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 202418 Dec 2024
    W2:00PM - 4:00PM