Introduces students to the historical and contemporary contexts of treaty relations between settlers and the First Peoples of Turtle Island. Provides critical insight into the various treaties within Canada; treaty negotiations, including Indigenous oral histories; Indigenous resistance to treaty infringements; and other important legislation impacting treaty rights.

INDG 305-1 runs Summer 2022 semester and is online and asynchronous.

What you will learn and when it is offered

What you'll learn

  1. To demonstrate knowledge of the history of treaty negotiations and Indigenous oral histories of treaties.
  2. To critically analyze the relationship between land claims, colonial law, and treaty-making, as well as Indigenous resistance to treaty infringements
  3. To show comprehension of important legislation impacting First Peoples treaty rights

When it is offered (D100)

Online, Asynchronous

Course instructor

Madeleine Reddon Potvin

Maddie Reddon (Métis) is from Treaty 6 territory currently known as Edmonton, Alberta. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and recipient of the CGS doctoral Joseph-Armand Bombardier scholarship. Her dissertation, titled “Indigenous and Other Modernisms: Negotiating Inheritance in the Colonial Archive,” considers the centrality of Indigenous experimental praxis within modernism by examining the aesthetic affiliations between Indigenous writers, African-American writers, and the surrealist avant-garde. 

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