Native Studies

Native Studies2018-05-29T15:23:18+00:00

English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3UI

This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university preparation course.
COURSE NOTE: This course counts as a grade 11 compulsory English credit needed for graduation (OSSD).
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – English

Expressing Aboriginal Cultures NAC1OI

This course will explore a variety of contemporary and traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art forms such as new media, storytelling, installation and performance art. Students will examine the interrelationships between Aboriginal art forms and individual and cultural identities and values. They will create art works to express their own ideas and understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles.
COURSE NOTE: This course will cover an art credit for OSSD requirements. It is intended for grade 10-11 students still without an Arts credit.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

Beliefs, Values and Aspirations of Aboriginal Peoples in Contemporary Society NBV3EI

This course focuses on the diverse beliefs, values, and aspirations between First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada. Students will examine issues of identity facing Aboriginal individuals and communities in connection to changing relationships with the land, nature, one another and Canada. By examining their own worldview and investigating factors that influence perspectives over time, students will develop their understanding of how traditional and contemporary beliefs and values influence present and future aspirations of Aboriginal peoples.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Grade 10 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada, Open, or Grade 10 Canadian History Since World War I, Academic or Applied.

Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (E-Learning) NDW4ME

This course examines historical and contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples from a global perspective. Students will explore the richness, depth, and diversity of Indigenous cultures, traditions and knowledge. They will consider how diverse Indigenous communities persevere despite recent global environmental and economic trends. Topics such as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance and protest for change will be investigated.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities.

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