BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-102 - General Intro First Nations Issues - 3.00 Credits

INST-102 - General Intro First Nations Issues - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will survey the evolution of federal Indian policy in Canada, concentrating on the relationships between policy environments, policy objectives, termination and fiscal restraint, and the attempts by First Nations to influence Indian policy. It will examine the past and present political and administrative structures (i.e. transfer agreements, financial arrangements, devolution and political climate). Current issues will be assessed such as referrals, negotiation versus consultation, institutional structuring and policy development.
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  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples 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 the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • be able to compare and contrast the various devolution processes to First Nations communities;

  • identify and understand the factors that result from negotiating ”Transfer Agreements”;

  • demonstrate familiarity with the terminology and process of BC First Nations political structures;

  • interpret and assess the issues and concerns raised by the devolution and implementation of policy; and

  • work effectively and cooperatively in groups.
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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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