BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNWS-213 - The Politics of First Nation - 3.00 Credits

FNWS-213 - The Politics of First Nation - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Using an historical and a contemporary perspective, this course will assess and analyze social structures, social processes and cultural themes in relation to First Nations' women's health. Further, the politics of First Nations' women's health and healing issues will be examined. Additionally, the health practises of First Nations' women in both pre- and post - contact cultures will be used to frame discussions of appropriate health practises for First Nations' women today.
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  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples or permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite FNWS 100.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters 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:
  • Able to compare and contrast the health status of First Nations women in pre- and post- contact cultures;

  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and assess indicators of First Nations women’s health status: statistical data, fertility patterns, population demographics, and psycho-socio factors;

  • Interpret and analyze the cumulative effect of ecological changes, sequential epidemics, communicable and chronic non-communicable diseases, in relation to the health of First Nations women;
  • Identify the constitutional, legislative and treaty basis for health services for First Nations;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the structural barriers effecting the delivery of First Nations Health services;
  • Comprehend the role of First Nations women as active practitioners in community health;
  • Familiarity with various health and wellness models;
  • Ability to undertake directed research;
  • Gain greater writing skills;
  • Develop greater critical analytical skills; and
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a group setting.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Kelm, Mary Ellen. (1998). Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia 1900- 1950. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Waldram, J. D. Herring and T. Young. (1995). Aboriginal Health in Canada, Historical, Cultural and Epidemiological Perspectives. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Morrisseau, Calvin. (1998). Into the Daylight: A Wholistic Approach to Healing. University of Toronto Press Inc.
  • Additional material, as identified by instructor may be used and/ or drawn from the program bibliography.
  • Other Resources:
  • Pijoan, T. (1993). Healers On The Mountain; Traditional Native American Stories for Cleansing, Healing, Testing and Preserving the Old Ways. Little Rock: August House.
  • Additional material may be drawn or placed on reserve from the bibliography attached to this document.

  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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