Indigenous Western Canada: Peoples & Societies under Colonialism
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

History of Indigenous peoples (status and non-status "Indians," Inuit and Métis) in what becomes Western Canada. While considering the legacy of ancient Indigenous history and centuries of Indigenous autonomy, HI345 focuses especially on Indigenous Peoples under colonialism. Topics may include ancient Indigenous Turtle Island; contact(s); fur trade(s) and later economic developments; Indigenous-missionary relations; Métis histories; treaty-making; Canadian governmental policies (e.g. Indian Act, residential schools, genocide); Indigenous activism and resiliency; and cultural reclamation and resurgence. {C}