LSO510 - Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation

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Subject Title
Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation

Subject Description
In response to the Canadian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, this course provides students with an introduction to the values, beliefs, and practices that shape the cultural identity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people on Turtle Island. The marginalizing intergenerational effects of colonization and the contemporary issues experienced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada are examined. The individual and collective responsibility for reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children, families, communities, and colleagues is emphasized.

Credit Status
LSO510 is a required subject in the Honours Bachelor of Child Development degree; also, an upper-level Liberal Studies option (LSO) for Seneca degree students, it is a Social Sciences credit..

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

1. Describe the colonial history of Turtle Island from the perspectives of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.

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

3. Integrate the values, beliefs, and practices of the local territory into relationships with children, families, communities, and colleagues.

4. Interrogate policies, and social, cultural, and political systems that create and sustain inequities in power and privilege.

5. Defend the significance of nation-to-nation relationship building in the self-determination and self-governance of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities today.

6. Generate personal, professional, and collective acts of reconciliation that contribute to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

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