CAN410 - Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation

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Subject Title
Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation

Subject Description
The past 500 years has introduced marginalizing intergenerational effects of colonization on contemporary issues experienced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada. As a path towards Truth and Reconciliation, this course will examine the impact of several factors. These include the Residential School system, Treaties, The Indian Act, ?Urban Indigenous? experience, Indigenous authors, artists and academics, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Sciences and Social Sciences category.

Students who have taken CAN104 or CAN418 cannot take CAN410 as a general education credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

1. Describe the colonial history of Turtle Island.

2. Discuss First Nations, Métis, and Inuit culture, recognising this course is taught on the traditional Anishinaabe territories of Tkaronto.

3. Recognize ongoing colonial discourses that perpetuate the oppression and marginalization of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people on Turtle Island.

4. Discuss settler colonialism and assimilation to explain the impact on Indigenous peoples through the lens of truth and reconciliation.

5 Explore the historical relationships between the government and First Nations, Metis and Inuit through the Truth and Reconciliation
& Murdered Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Commission and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples' recommendations.

6. Analyze Indigenous activism including Indigenous political activity and grassroots resistance

Essential Employability Skills
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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