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 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 Canada's Indigenous peoples. The marginalizing intergenerational effects of historical colonization and contemporary issues of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in Canada are examined. The individual and collective responsibility for reconciliation with Indigenous 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:

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

  1. Describe the traditions, ceremonies, and world views of Indigenous Canadians that shape their cultural identity.
  2. Discuss the effects of colonization and assimilation on Indigenous peoples’ cultural practices, and languages.
  3. Critique current policies, and social, cultural, and political systems in Canada that perpetuate the marginalization of Indigenous children, families, communities, and colleagues.
  4. Analyze the significance of self-determination and self-governance in the resurgence of cultural, linguistic, and land rights for Indigenous peoples and communities in Canada.
  5. Enact personal and collective acts of reconciliation that contribute to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Academic Integrity
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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.