Nicole M. Muir, M.A., B.A., B.Ed. will be offering a new Psyc 391 course called Indigenous Peoples and Psychology. This course will be offered in the fall of 2018 at SFU Harbour Centre and spring of 2019 at Burnaby campus. This course features a range of topics such as Indigenous research methods, colonialism (past and present), Canadian government policies, Historical Trauma, discrimination, the justice system, Indigenous children and youth, women, men, Two-Spirit, Elders and Indigenous peoples’ strengths.
Nicole has over 15 years of experience as a frontline worker for organizations such as Anishnawbe Health Toronto and Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, and identifies as Métis/Anishnawbe. Nicole is currently a PhD student in Forensic Psychology at SFU. This course is an excellent opportunity for psychology students and other interested students to learn more about colonialism and its continued impact, as well as about pathways towards reconciliation