Spring 2023 - INDG 402W D100
Discourses of Indigenous Peoples (3)
Class Number: 5447
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SWH 9095, Burnaby
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.
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.
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.
- Paper Proposal 20%
- Final Paper 35%
- Presentation 30%
- Participation 15%
Dimaline, Cherie. Empire of Wild.
Dumont, Marilyn. The Pemmican Eaters.
Jones, Stephen Graham. The Only Good Indians.
Moreno Garcia, Silvia. Gods of Jade and Shadow.
Weigel, Matthew James. Whitemud Walking.
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