BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACED-220 - First Nations Law and Community Economic Development - 3.00 Credits

ACED-220 - First Nations Law and Community Economic Development - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
ACED 220 will provide the student with knowledge of contemporary First Nations Law and Economic Development. The student will learn about constitutional law, case law, and public policy. This course will discuss the concepts of self-government and also of community development. Analysis will include studying the Indian Act and also studying contemporary economic initiatives. In addition, this course will discuss the communities' control over services, creation of corporations, and economic development. Systemic issues such as historical background, history of treaties, and Canada-First Nation relations will be studied. This course will provide a historical understanding of contemporary events as well as current legal and political developments.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ACED Certificate 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 successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • have an understanding of the Constitutional Framework;

  • understand Aboriginal, Hunting, Fishing, and Treaty Rights;

  • gain an informed knowledge on Land and Land Claims;

  • learn about self-government and self-determination;

  • understand the Indian Act, Band Membership, and First Nations Citizenship;

  • discuss the challenges involved with community control of services;

  • analyze community corporations, commercial relations, and taxation; and

  • learn about First Nations Law and Community Economic Development.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Imai, Shin. Aboriginal Law Handbook (1999) 2nd edition. Carswell: Scarborough, Ontario.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved November 2001.