Indigenous Perspective - DPS 40100

DPS 40100 7 hours

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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.
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