Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures NAC1OI
This course will explore a variety of contemporary and traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art forms such as new media, storytelling, installation and performance art. Students will examine the interrelationships between Aboriginal art forms and individual and cultural identities and values. They will create art works to express their own ideas and understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles.
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: AVI1OI – Visual Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
AVI2OX – Visual Arts (Introductory) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada NAC2OI
This course emphasizes historical and contemporary issues that affect the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian governments. Students will examine legal, political, social, and economic issues; key aspects of the Indian Act and its revisions that have an impact on the daily lives of Aboriginal persons; the different types of relationships that Aboriginal peoples have established with other nations throughout history; and the methodology of historical inquiry.
English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University) NBE3UI
This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university preparation course.
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – English (Academic) or ENG2DP – English (Pre-AP) or ENG2PI – English (Applied)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3UE – eLearn – English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UI – English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.<br
Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada NDA3MI
This course focuses on existing and emerging issues of importance to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will investigate issues related to identity, relationships among Aboriginal peoples and between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians, sovereignty principles as presented by Aboriginal peoples, and the contemporary challenges posed by these issues. Students will also examine such topics as language preservation, the responsibilities of Aboriginal women and men, and the need for dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DI – Canadian History Since World War I (Academic) or CHC2PI – Canadian History Since World War I (Applied) or NAC2OI – First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada
Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (College/University) NDW4MI
This course examines historical and contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples from a global perspective. Students will explore the richness, depth, and diversity of Indigenous cultures, traditions and knowledge. They will consider how diverse Indigenous communities persevere despite recent global environmental and economic trends. Topics such as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance and protest for change will be investigated.
PREREQUISITE: NBE3UI – English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University) or ENG3CI – English (College) or ENG3UI – English (University) or ENG3CE – eLearn – English or ENG3UE – eLearn – English