Spring 2020 - FNST 401 C100
Aboriginal Peoples and Public Policy (3)
Class Number: 8933
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 14, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Prerequisites:FNST 101 and 201W. Recommended: POL 221.
An examination of First Nations and Aboriginal peoples' perspectives on political, social and legal issues involving their rights as first citizens of Canada and North America, and the practical and political relations with various levels of government. Issues examined include: Aboriginal rights and title questions, self government models and concepts, constitutional matters, the impact of federal government policies, including their impact on women's lives, and Aboriginal community and First Nations politics.
- Assignment 1: Standpoint Reflection 10%
- Assignment 2: Current Events Assignment 10%
- Assignnment 3: Critical Book Review 20%
- Assignment 4: Research Essay 30%
- Final Exam 30%
Red Skin, White Masks : Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (2014), Coulthard.
Dickason, Olive Patricia, and William Newbigging. Indigenous Peoples within Canada: A Concise History. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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