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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Indigenous Learning Courses
Indigenous Learning Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

The following courses are offered for the Indigenous Learning degree program:

Indigenous Learning 1011      Introduction to Cree I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Languages, Native Languages, Cree 1010, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Cree 1010
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Indigenous Learning 1013      Introduction to Cree II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Languages, Native Languages, Cree 1012, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Cree 1012
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*Indigenous Learning 1014      Introduction to Severn Ojibwe I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

See Department of Languages, Native Languages, Ojibwe 1013, for full course description.


Cross-List(s): Ojibwe 1013
Notes: *Students may receive credit for only one of Indigenous Learning 1014/Ojibwe 1013 and Indigenous Learning 1015/Ojibwe 1014.
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Indigenous Learning 1015      Introduction to Western Ojibwe I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Languages, Native Languages, Ojibwe 1014, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Ojibwe 1014
Notes: *Students may receive credit for only one of Indigenous Learning 1014/Ojibwe 1013 and Indigenous Learning 1015/Ojibwe 1014.
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*Indigenous Learning 1016      Introduction to Severn Ojibwe II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

See Department of Languages, Native Languages, Ojibwe 1015, for full course description.


Cross-List(s): Ojibwe 1015
Notes: *Students may receive credit for only one of Indigenous Learning 1016/Ojibwe 1015 and Indigenous Learning 1017/Ojibwe 1016.
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Indigenous Learning 1017      Introduction to Western Ojibwe II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Languages, Native Languages, Ojibwe 1016, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Ojibwe 1016
Notes: *Students may receive credit for only one of Indigenous Learning 1016/Ojibwe 1015 and Indigenous Learning 1017/Ojibwe 1016.
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Indigenous Learning 1100      Introduction to Indigenous Learning
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: This course provides an introduction to the experience of Native people before and after the arrival of Europeans. The aim of the course is to assist the student in exploring Native traditions and understanding the current situation of Native people.
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Indigenous Learning 1310      Methods/Approaches Applied to Indigenous Learning
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Interdisciplinary in approach, this course draws from areas such as anthropology, ethnography, history and linguistics; of particular importance is the use of oral tradition, art and/or material culture as the means of acquiring a comprehensive method of understanding the process of Indigenous Learning.
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Indigenous Learning 2054      Aboriginal Peoples and the Forest
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment, Forestry Courses, Forestry 2054, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Forestry 2054
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Indigenous Learning 2060      Native Arts and Crafts
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: See Department of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Courses, Visual Arts 2060, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Visual Arts 2060
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Indigenous Learning 2173      The Archaeology of North America
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Courses, Anthropology 2173, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Anthropology 2173
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Indigenous Learning 2301      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department
Description: The topics of the course will vary according to the interests of participating students. The course will offer students the opportunity to further their understanding of Indigenous Peoples and their community. Through oral knowledge, material culture, and a wide variety of other resources, students will acquire insight into the topics pursued.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2302      Transfer of Educational Jurisdiction
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: Under the Canadian government Indian policy of devolution, negotiations are occuring between the government of Canada, represented by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and various Indian bands and Tribal organizations for the transfer of Jurisdiction for education back to Indians. This course explores this process of negotiation taking into consideration treaty obligations in regard to education, statutory requirements for education and contemporary federal, provincial and Indian education policy.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2311      Native Peoples and Newcomers
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: The social, cultural, political and economic interactions among First Nations' Peoples and Euro-Canadian population, in an historical and contemporary setting. Topics will range from the fur trade economy, through mission activity to land-use patterns. Some of the more contemporary issues considered include the environment, traditional knowledge, self-government and the changing world order. The course aims to enhance students' understanding of the relationships between peoples and the processes of cultural sharing.
Cross-List(s): History 2311
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2312      Native Peoples and the North
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: With special focus on the Arctic and sub-Arctic, this course offers students an overview of the northern experience. It will include an historical appraisal of the First Peoples and a more contemporary account of the northern population. Topics range from the whaling activities of the First Nations' Peoples, through shelter type and/or form, to the impact of industrial development on the First Nations' population. Particular attention will be paid to issues such as hydro-electric power development, forestry, mining and pipeline construction.
Cross-List(s): Environmental Studies 2312/Northern Studies 2312
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2313      Native Peoples and the Urban Community
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An overview of the urban experience of First Nations' Peoples in Canada with concentration on the twentieth century. The course examines the contemporary circumstances of the First Nations' Peoples in larger urban centres. Topics include housing, employment, health care services, education and recreational opportunities.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2314      Metis Peoples of Canada
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The origins and development of the Métis Nation. The course deals with topics such as the Métis Nation's relationship with the fur trade and agricultural development at Red River, but also considers many of the contemporary issues encountered by Métis people, including land claims, political organization and community development.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2315      Community Well-Being and Native Peoples
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Offers students an understanding of the concept of community well-being as it is perceived within the context of the Native community. The course will identify the various components considered integral to the continued functioning of community life. Topics discussed will range from family relations to community support mechanisms, in an effort to understand the various attributes of physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual well-being.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2316      Native Imagery
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Provides students with an understanding of the changing perception of Native Peoples. Working with art, print, film and videos, this course will not only document Native imagery but more importantly, the course will consider how the image does or does not reflect the realities of the Native community. An attempt will also be made to gauge the impact that this imagery has had on the changing relationship between Native and non-Native Peoples.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2401      Introduction to Native Canadian Studies
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: See Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Courses, Anthropology 2401, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Anthropology 2401
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Indigenous Learning 2431      Native People and the Past
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): History 1100 or permission of the instructor
Description: This course focuses on an analysis of Native cultures from prehistoric times through to the height of the fur trade. The aim of the course is to evaluate Native-European relations prior to Confederation.
Cross-List(s): History 2431
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2433      Native People and the Government
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The aim of this course is to consider Native-government relations since the time of Confederation. Topics include the status of Native women, Native education, the role of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the nature of treaty organizations.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2513      Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of History, History Courses, History 2513, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): History 2513
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Indigenous Learning 2515      Modern Latin America and the Caribbean
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of History, History Courses, History 2515, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): History 2515
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Indigenous Learning 2702      Literature of Canada's First Nations
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: See Department of English, English Courses, English 2702, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): English 2702
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Indigenous Learning 2711      Indigenous Peoples, Myth and Drama
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Indigenous oral tradition as a form of art. Concepts of narrative are explored by acting out myth and stories. Acting styles are developed using body movements and voice (diction and interpretation). Creative expression is developed through writing, acting and cultural self-awareness.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2805      Native Canadian World Views
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the manner in which the world is viewed from the perspective of the Native peoples of Canada. Through a comparative analysis of the many interpretations placed upon the Indian perspective by mainstream society basic insights into the traditional Indian world view can be gained. The course discusses some of the distinctive aspects of Indian cultural perspectives. The significance of these aspects and their implications in contemporary issues concerning cultural, social, legal, political and economic matters is explored.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 2811      Corporations and the Status Indian
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The formation of corporations under applicable legislation as legal entities; development of mandate; corporate policy makers; administration and functioning of corporations within the context of the Indian Act. Recent case law will be reviewed to examine the connections between corporations and the Indian reserve system in Canada.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3100      Research Methodology
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department
Description: Consideration of the principles of research design and organization as they apply to Indigenous Learning; methods used in planning and conducting research; the analysis and display of data using qualitative and quantitative techniques.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3110      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The content of this course will vary from year to year depending upon the interests of the students and the availability of faculty. It is intended to offer students the opportunity of pursuing specific interests through independent research.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3311      Native Peoples and Community
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An exploration of community based issues as they relate to First Nations' Peoples. Topics discussed range from the demography of the First Nations' community to strategies of community economic development, and include such elements as community-based education, transportation, information access and community infrastructure programs.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3312      Shelter in Native Communities
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Offers students a detailed understanding of housing and the housing process in the Native community. Beginning with the traditional shelter forms of Native Peoples and moving through to the more contemporary housing structures delivered through, for example, the Rural and Native Housing Program, course content will focus on culturally appropriate shelter forms. From communal living space to shelter orientation, students will consider not only the housing needs of the Native community but also the ways in which those needs have been met.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3330      The North American Fur Trade
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of History, History Courses, History 3330, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): History 3330/Northern Studies 3330
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Indigenous Learning 3333      Colonial Encounters in Canada
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of History, History Courses, History 3333, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): History 3333
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Indigenous Learning 3351      Aboriginal Peoples and the Law
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of Political Science, Political Science Courses, Political Science 3351, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Political Science 3351
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Indigenous Learning 3435      Native People and the Land
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: During the past few years, land ownership has emerged as a central issue in Native-government relations. This course examines some of the main controversies centering on this issue.
Cross-List(s): Environmental Studies 3435/Northern Studies 3435
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3437      Native People and the Issues
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to some of the key issues in contemporary Native life. Among others, the topics will include economic development, the impact of technology and education.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3501      Native Narratives, Myths, Legends, and Ceremonies
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Indigenous Learning 2805 or permission of the Department
Description: A variety of Native narratives, myths, legends and ceremonies are surveyed in this course using and developing methodologies both of current scholarship and Native traditions.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3611      Gender Relations in the First Nations' Community
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The study of social relations within the First Nations' community, with a focus on gender. Themes include male/female roles, family relations, the concept of extended family and the various political organizations established by First Nations' women.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3611
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3612      Indigenous Women and Health
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Indigenous women and health in the traditional and contemporary world. The life cycle as focus: newborn child, adolescent, woman and elder. Significant aspects of women's health and health-related issues. Consideration of women's roles as lifegivers, caregivers, teachers, healers and community advisors.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3612
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3613      Indigenous Women and their Changing Roles
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The changing roles of Indigenous women, from cultural traditions of the past to contemporary situations in First Nations' communities. Topics include: the effects of the fur trade, the Indian Act, native women's organizations, indigenous women as writers and artists, contemporary First Nations women as leaders and role models.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3613
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3811      The Rights of Aboriginal Peoples in s.35
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An analysis of the impact of two 1990 decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada on the special relationship between the Crown and the Aboriginal people, established by the early treaties and given general expression in the Royal Proclamation of 1763. An examination of the emerging constitutional regime of s.35 in light of the continuing interpretation of the Indian Act and subsequent judicial decisions that portray Indians as wards of the state.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3812      Taxation and the Status Indian
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department
Description: An examination of the payment of taxes by the status Indian, through consideration of the Royal Proclamation, the treaty making process, the constitution, government policy on taxation, sections of the Indian Act, and legal case studies.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 3819      First Nations Women's Writing
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Department of English, English Courses, English 3819, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): English 3819/Women's Studies 3819
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Indigenous Learning 4111      Honours Project I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department
Description: This research course provides the student with the skills and background necessary for project writing and/or presentation. In consultation with a faculty supervisor, the student will develop a project proposal which sets out the parameters of the second term project and includes an annotated bibliograpy of relevant research materials.
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Indigenous Learning 4112      Honours Project II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Indigenous Learning 4111 and Permission of the Department
Description: In consultation with a faculty supervisor, the student will research, write and present the project started in Indigenous Learning 4111.
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Indigenous Learning 4213      Politics in the Canadian North
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A previous course in Political Science or permission of the instructor
Description: See Department of Political Science, Political Science Courses, Political Science 4213, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Political Science 4213/Northern Studies 4213
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previously taken Political Science 4203 may not take Political Science 4213 for credit.
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Indigenous Learning 4301      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department
Description: This offers students the opportunity of pursuing specific interests through independent work. In consultation with a faculty member or adjunct, students identify a topic area, develop a curriculum and undertake an independent learning experience.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 4302      Indigenous Peoples and the World
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: A comparative overview of the experience of Indigenous Peoples; the North American experience compared to the contrasting life experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Australia, Russia and the Scandinavian countries. Issues considered will include traditional cultures and government policies.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Indigenous Learning 4411      Social Work Practice and Aboriginal People
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Social Work 4411
Notes: Students who have previously taken Indigenous Learning 3411/Social Work 3411 may not take Indigenous Learning 4411/Social Work 4411 for credit.
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Indigenous Learning 4801      Aboriginal Self-government in International Law
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: Aboriginal self-government in Canada within the context of International Law, examined through such instruments as the International Labour Organizations Conventions on Indigenous Peoples, United Nations Human Rights Agreements and the domestic law of Canada.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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