Spring 2022 - INDG 327 D100

Aboriginal Women in Canada (4)

Class Number: 6011

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 12, 2022
    12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units.



Themes and issues relating to the historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal women in Canada: Indigenous theories of gender; evolution and political function of stereotypes of Indigenous women in Canada; history of Canadian legislation regulating indigenous identity; relevance of feminist analysis; and history of activism. Students who have taken INDG (or FNST) 322 under this topic may not take this course for further credit. INDG (or FNST) 327 and GSWS 327 (or WS 327) are identical and students may not take both courses for credit.


This course explores a broad range of themes and issues relating to the historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal women in Canada including:
1) Indigenous theories of gender;
2) the evolution and political function of stereotypes of Indigenous women in Canada;
3) the history of Canadian legislation that regulates Indigenous identity;
4) the relevance of feminist analysis; and
5) the history of activism.

Indigenous Studies/First Nations Studies 101 is a recommended prerequisite for students considering enrolling in INDG 327. 


  • Participation 20%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Critical Reflections (2 - 3 page assignments) 20%
  • Final take home exam 30%


  • Completion of all course work required to receive a grade for the course
  • Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability. 
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities at 778-782-3112 or csdo@sfu.ca.
  • All students are expected to read and understand SFU policies with regard to academic honesty and student conduct (S10). See Registrar's notes below.

This webpage last updated 1 November 2019.



Course readings will be available through canvas. 


Readings will be available on SFU CANVAS.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.