Fall 2019 - FNST 101 D100
Introduction to First Nations Studies (3)
Class Number: 3992
Delivery Method: In Person
Introduces the nature and goals of First Nations Studies as an academic discipline that emphasizes cultures and homelands of First Peoples. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.
To survey pre-contact, historic and current events relating to the First Peoples of Turtle Island and the impacts that contact/colonization had/have on First Peoples’ survivance. Students will consider First Nations’ perspectives on the importance of family, languages and connections to the land, the oral traditions, Indigenous community identities, resilience, revitalization, and their own roles in reconciliation. Students will deliberate on the impacts of policy making on First Nations’ lives and the actions that First Peoples continue to take to counter these detrimental forces toward ensuring their Nations’ futurities. Indigenous pedagogies that center on the building of respectful relationships will be utilized throughout the semester towards providing an environment that is conducive to taking up, in meaningful ways, the work that needs to be done by all before reconciliation can begin.
- Weekly Activities 35%
- Medicine Wheel Pedagogy Call to Action Paper 25%
- Midterm Exam I 20%
- Midterm Exam II 20%
All reading and discussion materials related to the course will be made available through SFU CANVAS.
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