Academic Calendar

Native Studies (NATV)

NATV 7100  Seminar in Advanced Anishinaabemowin  3 cr  

This course will further investigate Anishinaabemowin grammar. Various types of stories in different dialects will be used to illustrate the complexities of Anishinaabemowin. The students will translate English stories into Anishinaabemowin and will also learn to transcribe oral stories in Anishinaabemowin and translate them. Students will also be introduced to historical orthographies used in materials at HBC archives, the Manitoba Museum, and other repositories for transcribing Anishinaabemowin language in the past.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C' or better in NATV 3190 or permission of the Instructor or Department Head.

NATV 7220  Selected Topics in Native Studies  3 cr  

A critical examination of issues in selected areas of Native Studies designed to meet the special needs of graduate students interested in exploring interdisciplinary perspectives in Native Studies. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

NATV 7230  Methodology and Research Issues in Native Studies  3 cr  

A review of research methods, such as oral histories, and research issues, such as ethics and intellectual property rights, within the context of Native Studies.

NATV 7240  Issues in Colonization  3 cr  

An examination of the factors influencing colonization, assimilation and indigenization. Explores the colonization and decolonization processes, theories of colonization and ways of promoting indigenization without assimilation.

NATV 7250  Culture: Theory and Praxis  3 cr  

A study of selected material in Métis, Aboriginal, or Inuit studies, designed to meet the special needs of graduate students interested in exploring interdisciplinary perspectives in Native Studies.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

NATV 7280  Native Studies Colloquia  1 cr  

Theoretical, methodological, ethical and contextual issues in Native Studies are explored from the perspectives of formally and informally trained experts using a colloquia format. Students are required to attend regularly. This course is taken more than once to fulfil program requirements. Time slots to be determined the first week of September (Pass/Fail). The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

NATV 7290  Seminar in Aboriginal Economy  3 cr  

This seminar deals with a variety of specific topics in Aboriginal Economy. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

NATV 7310  Critical Theory and Native Studies  3 cr  

This course will assess the relevance of the concepts produced by recent social theory to the situation of Aboriginal peoples and the contribution made by "fourth world" contexts to social theory. Marxism, feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonial theory, and cultural theory will be among the perspectives examined.

NATV 7320  Trauma Theory in Indigenous Writing in Canada and Australia  3 cr  

This course will compare selected texts by Indigenous authors from Canada and Australia and examine them through the lens of trauma theories – those developed by Holocaust scholars but also those which draw on Indigenous worldviews.

NATV 7330  Advanced Seminar in Indigenous Research  3 cr  

A team-taught seminar that provides an in-depth study of the major theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues in Indigenous research with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary scholarship of Native Studies faculty.