Spring 2023 - REM 207 D100
Indigenous Peoples and Resource Management (3)
Class Number: 2755
Delivery Method: In Person
Explores a variety of Indigenous perspectives on resource, land and water management in British Columbia. Students are encouraged to critically analyze contemporary resource management/relationship issues (ie. energy, fisheries, forestry) from reconciliation-informed perspectives. Breadth-Social Sciences.
This course provides a variety of Indigenous perspectives, priorities, and complications with respect to resource, land, and water management in British Columbia. We begin with an introduction to diverse Indigenous worldviews, values, and principles, especially as they relate to the lands and waters of Indigenous nations. We will then seek to understand the complexities of resource management within the contexts of settler colonialism, neoliberal capitalism, and environmental activism. Students will gain some insight into these complex issues with an emphasis on Indigenous self-determination. This course will include an examination of several case studies, primarily from British Columbia. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze contemporary resource management/relationship issues from anti-colonial/reconciliation-informed perspectives.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
By the end of the course students will have gained:
1. An introduction to diverse Indigenous approaches to resource and environmental management in BC.
2. A basic understanding of settler-colonialism and capitalism in Canada and their impacts on Indigenous governance and resource management.
3. Critical thinking skills with respect to Indigenous-state-corporate-NGO relations in Canada.
4. A foundation for additional learning on Indigenous resource management issues.
- Participation 10%
- Short Written Assignments 15%
- Four Short Quizzes 40%
- Final Research Paper 35%
Required Readings and other resources – films, podcasts, etc. - will be available online (Canvas), or through the library.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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