Native Studies 30

Course Description

Learners will dig deeply into Canada’s history, focusing in on the story of our Indigenous peoples. They will explore Canada’s inconvenient truths around nation-building, social stereotypes, and the prevalent myths concerning Indigenous peoples. Learners will trace political and social activism from decorated war veterans to the leaders of highly prosperous and self-governing nations. Knowing the causes and effects of shifting relationships, power, and authority will prepare learners to better understand the present day challenges facing Indigenous peoples and grow their understanding of the circumstances today that are renewing and moving that relationship forward in the spirit of reconciliation. The course invites learners to demonstrate their understanding in a variety of ways; pose questions and make real-world connections with the content.

Units of Study

  • Identity and Stereotypes
  • Historical Context of Treaty-Making
  • Shifting Relationships
  • Shifting Power and Authority
  • Economic Growth and Prosperity
  • Social and Cultural Dynamics

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC


Obtained by Student


Suggested Career Pathways

  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Paramedic
  • Home health care
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Aboriginal Justice and Criminology (ABJAC)
  • Sociology
  • Psychology



Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous

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