Fall 2017 - HIST 427 D100
Problems in the History of Aboriginal Peoples (4)
Class Number: 2993
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
1 778 782-7299
Office: AQ 6227
Prerequisites:45 units including nine units of lower division history.
Examination of selected themes in the history of Aboriginal peoples. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 427 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught.
Indigenous Health in Historical PerspectiveIndigenous health is often compared to that of other Canadians: Indigenous people suffer higher rates of infectious disease, suicide and obesity for example. None of that is natural and neither is the way we talk about Indigenous health. The health disparities affecting Indigenous people in this country have been produced historically, through processes that resulted in socio-economic inequities and cultural suppression. Similarly, the way we think about Indigenous health changed over time. We have worried more about some disparities than others. How Canadians have responded to the state of Indigenous health is also historically contingent based on relationships of commerce and the land, treaties and government’s role in shaping the conditions of Indigenous health.
By exploring Indigenous health in historical perspective, students will gain the ability to think historically, to recognize and critique health research frameworks and methodologies and to contribute to a constructive dialogue aimed at creating conditions that are favorable to Indigenous health today.
- Database 10%
- When historians disagree 20%
- When health researchers disagree 20%
- Dissecting health research 10%
- Poster presentation 20%
- Blog post 20%
James Daschuk, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life
Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada’s Residential Schools – Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
Margo Greenwood et al, Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada.
Mary-Ellen Kelm, Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia.
Other readings on Canvas
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