BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-275 - First Nation Law - 3.00 Credits

INST-275 - First Nation Law - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will critically examine the practices of First Nation, Métis and Inuit law from historical/traditional and contemporary perspectives. Students will examine how First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities practice social harmony, both in the past in the present.
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  • Prerequisites : INST 108, or permission of 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 succesful completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • be conversant the practices of social control by both, historic and contemporary, First Nations cultures;

  • understand how social control processes are manifested in the legal concerns of First Nation today;

  • appreciation for the diverse approaches by First Nations in terms of societal control measures

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  • familiarity with and understanding of the traditional peacekeeping methods of both historical First Nations and contemporary First Nations;

  • development of greater communication skills; both oral and written;

  • understanding of documentation methods; and

  • greater interpretation/comprehension skills.
  • Text and Materials: Readings from a number of sources will be made available to students: journals, monograms, legal cases, historical records, case studies and oral sources. Both primary and secondary sources will be actively utilized.
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