SOC394 - Voices from the Front: Contemporary Indigeneity

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Subject Title
Voices from the Front: Contemporary Indigeneity

Subject Description
Welcome to SOC394! This course combines classroom discussion, guest lectures, and cultural experiences to raise awareness and help students gain a deeper understanding of varied contemporary experiences. We will explore significant issues related to colonization, justice, the contemporary indigenous experience, gender, through guest speakers, documentaries, current events, primary and secondary sources, podcasts, literature, and art.

Credit Status
General education credit.

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

-Examine the Principles of Reconciliation described in the TRCC’s findings -Identify key challenges indigenous communities face in their relationship with Canada as a colonial power -Explain how gender influences the experience of indigenous persons -Explore the relationship between the Canadian justice system and indigenous communities -Explore how contemporary indigenous perspectives are reflected in cultural artefacts and experiences -Evaluate your understanding of the Canadian historical narrative in light of indigenous experiences and perspectives

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