BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHMS-120 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies And Human Service Practice - 3.00 Credits

IHMS-120 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies And Human Service Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students examine the historical and continuing processes of colonization in Canada and the resulting societal, political, linguistic, spiritual, and cultural impacts that are challenging Indigenous people today. Students will be introduced to the concept and process of decolonization through connections to contemporary community initiatives and human service practices of Indigenous peoples.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Human Services Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program admission or permission of the program coordinator
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours 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:

    • identify the social, political, cultural and spiritual issues that are challenging Indigenous people today;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the concept and processes of colonization and decolonization as it relates to contemporary human service practice; 

    • demonstrate an understanding of social justice in human service practice; 

    • describe how traditional healing practice influence and guide the decolonization process within diverse Indigenous cultures and community contexts both on and off reserve; and

    • demonstrate an understanding of the role of gender and how it relates to a decolonization approach to human service practice. 

    Text and Materials: Baskin, C. (2016). Strong Helpers Teachings: The value of Indigenous knowledges in the helping profession. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars' Press. 

    Waziyatawin & Yellow Bird, M. (2012). For Indigenous Minds Only: A decolonization handbook. Santa Fe, NM: School for Advanced Research Press.

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