Spring 2023 - INDG 402W D100

Discourses of Indigenous Peoples (3)

Class Number: 5447

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    SWH 9095, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    June Scudeler
    jscudele@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-8191
    Office: SWH 9077
    Office Hours: Monday 1-2pm
  • Prerequisites:

    60 units and one of INDG (or FNST) 101 or INDG (or FNST) 201W.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Style and content of Indigenous people's discourse about their culture, world view, history and matters affecting their lives. Includes the analysis of selections from Indigenous oral literature, autobiography, expository writing, modern poetry and fiction. Students with credit for INDG (or FNST) 402 or FNST 402W may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

Tradition is a powerful value in Indigenous communities that carries Indigenous ways of knowing from the past into the future. But how are contemporary Indigenous peoples making new traditions when traditions are often seen as static? We’ll be analyzing texts that include a Mayan woman’s relationship with a Lord of the Mayan underworld, the Métis Rougarou or werewolf, the vengeance of Elk Head Woman, and the rewritings of colonial histories to resituate ideas about traditions.

Grading

  • Paper Proposal 20%
  • Final Paper 35%
  • Presentation 30%
  • Participation 15%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Dimaline, Cherie. Empire of Wild.
ISBN: 9780735277205

Dumont, Marilyn. The Pemmican Eaters. 
ISBN: 9781770412415

Jones, Stephen Graham. The Only Good Indians.
ISBN: 978-1982136468

Moreno Garcia, Silvia. Gods of Jade and Shadow. 
ISBN: 978-0525620778

Weigel, Matthew James. Whitemud Walking. 
ISBN: 9781552454411

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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