BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-060 - Indigenous Studies II -

INST-060 - Indigenous Studies II -

Course Details
This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge base and understanding of indigenous peoples. Students will explore how history corresponds to the situation indigenous peoples are currently in. The following themes are included: impacts of colonization, epidemics, settlement, indigenous resistance and survival, and the nation rebuilding processes operating in indigenous communities. Emphasis will be the respective nation in whose territory the course is delivered.
Part of the:
  • Continuing Education Department
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • College Readiness - BC Adult Graduation Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 040, English 9 or, advisor assessed equivalent. INST 050 recommended.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments* 70%, Participation 20%, Final Examination 10% *Assignments will include essays, class projects, and community presentations. Grading procedures follow the NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • demonstrate the ability to think critically;

  • demonstrate appropriate research, oral and written presentation skills, including the ability to access and interpret material from a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, including print sources, electronic sources, and Indigenous oral traditions;

  • interpret a variety of Aboriginal mapping information in oral and written form;

  • relate Indigenous concepts of land and resource ownership to spiritual and other cultural dimensions, including language;

  • identify how members of Indigenous communities were traditionally educated and what they expected to learn;

  • assess the impacts of contract and colonialism on social organization, spiritual beliefs, and governance;

  • analyze the division of powers in Canada and its historical and present-day impact on issues related to Indigenous peoples;

  • explain the significance of terms related to the discussion of Aboriginal identity and self-determination, describe the roles, responsibilities, and achievements of current Aboriginal groups and leaders, locally, provincially, and nationally;

  • explain contemporary economic development issues facing Aboriginal Nations, and demonstrate an understanding of contemporary negotiations and agreements pertaining to Aboriginal self-determination.
  • Text and Materials:
  • We Get Our Living Like Milk from the Land. Eds. Armstrong, Derickson, Maracle & Young-Ing. Penticton: Okanagan Rights Committee and En'owkin Centre, 1994.

  • Full Circle: Canada's First Nations. Cummins, Bryan and Steckley, John L.. Prentice Hall, Toronto, 2002.
  • Other Resources: Elders, teachers, and community members.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M1:00PM - 4:00PM06 Jan 202517 Apr 2025