Indigenous Perspective - DPS 40100
|DPS 40100||7 hours|
With approximately 25% of the Manitoba population identifying as Indigenous, an understanding of Indigenous culture, language, and history is essential. This seminar will provide a historical and contemporary perspective on Indigenous people in Canada and explore the origins of some common misconceptions.
On successful completion of this seminar, students should be able to:
- Recognize the diversity of traditions, culture, language, and geographical boundary of Indigenous people in Canada;
- Understand how colonization and assimilation has impacted Indigenous people and has shaped contemporary Indigenous issues;
- Clarify misconceptions about the Indian Act, treaties, land claims, and self-government;
- Distinguish the difference between traditional knowledge, Indigenous leadership and Indigenous communication styles and Western practices;
- Develop cultural competency and build respectful relationships with Indigenous people.