Academic Calendar

Native Studies (NATV)

NATV 1000  Orientation Course: The Colonizers and the Colonized  3 cr  

The course which is offered as part of the summer session consists of an introduction to the colonization process as it regards Aboriginal people and the processes of decolonization undertaken by the people since 1970. Registration is restricted and written consent must be obtained from the instructor prior to registration.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: this is a special course designed for first year entering Aboriginal students.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

NATV 1200  Indigenous Peoples in Canada  6 cr  

A survey of the political, social, and economic situations of the contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of Canada. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 1200 and any of: NATV 1220 or NATV 1240.

Mutually Exclusive: NATV 1220, NATV 1240

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

NATV 1220  Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Part 1  3 cr  

A survey of the political, social, and economic situations of the contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of Canada from pre-contact to 1945. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 1220 and NATV 1200.

Mutually Exclusive: NATV 1200

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

NATV 1240  Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Part 2  3 cr  

A survey of the political, social, and economic situations of the contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of Canada from 1945 to the present. This course may include a field trip component. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 1240 and NATV 1200.

Mutually Exclusive: NATV 1200

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

NATV 1250  Introductory Cree 1  3 cr  

(Lab required) Practical course intended for students who are not fluent in Cree. Emphasis will be on oral work for the purpose of learning basic sounds and grammatical patterns. Some attention will be given to the structural differences between Cree and English. Regular attendance and active participation are obligatory. This course is a prerequisite for NATV 1260 Introductory Cree 2.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

NATV 1260  Introductory Cree 2  3 cr  

(Lab required) Continuation of NATV 1250 Introductory Cree 1. Practical course intended for students who are not fluent in Cree. Emphasis will be on oral work for the purpose of learning basic sounds and grammatical patterns. Some attention will be given to the structural differences between Cree and English. Regular attendance and active participation are obligatory.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1250.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

NATV 1270  Introductory Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1  3 cr  

Practical course intended for students who are not fluent in Anishinaabe (Ojibwe). Emphasis will be on oral work for the purpose of learning basic sounds and grammatical patterns. Some attention will be given to the structural differences between Anishinaabemowin and English. Regular attendance and active participation are obligatory. This course is a prerequisite for NATV 1280 Introductory Anishinaabemowin 2.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

NATV 1280  Introductory Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 2  3 cr  

Continuation of NATV 1270 Introductory Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1. Practical course intended for students who are not fluent in Anishinaabemowin. Emphasis will be on oral work for the purpose of learning basic sounds and grammatical patterns. Some attention will be given to the structural differences between Anishinaabemowin and English. Regular attendance and active participation are obligatory.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1270.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

NATV 1300  Selected Topics in Introductory Indigenous Language  3 cr  

An introduction to an Indigenous language in Canada. Depending on the instructor, this course may have a field component. The content of this course may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 1310  Introductory Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Immersion  3 cr  

Practical course intended for beginner level students who have no knowledge of Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). This course uses immersion methodologies, so very little English is used in the instruction. Emphasis will be on oral work for the purpose of learning very basic communication skills in Ojibwe. Regular attendance and active participation are obligatory.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

NATV 1320  Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Literacy for Fluent Speakers  3 cr  

Practical course intended for students who are fluent Anishinaabemowin speakers that are not literate in Ojibwe. Emphasis will be on reading and in writing in the Double Vowel Ojibwe Orthography. Regular attendance and active participation are obligatory.

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

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

NATV 2000  Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary. Depending on instructor, this course may have a field component. Contact the Department of Native Studies for details. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2012  Indigenous History in Canada  6 cr  

A historical survey of Indigenous peoples in Canada from early times to the present. The course will cover pre-contact peoples, responses to the European arrival, military alliances, the fur trade, the Métis, treaties,government policies and Indigenous responses, and cultural resurgence and political organizing since 1945. Also offered as HIST 2010. May not be held for credit with HIST 2010 or the former HIST 2280.

Equiv To: HIST 2010, HIST 2280

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

NATV 2020  The Métis in Canada  3 cr  

A history of the Métis of Canada. Also offered as HIST 2020. May not be held for credit with HIST 2020.

Equiv To: HIST 2020

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

NATV 2030  Working with Indigenous Elders  3 cr  

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop culturally relevant community service skills in Native Studies and to acquire an understanding of traditional teachings by Elders from the Cree and Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) traditions. The course includes participation in the annual Elders and Traditional Teachers Gathering conference. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 2030 and NATV 2000 when titled "Working with Elders."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2040  The Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota Nations  3 cr  

An interdisciplinary study of the history and traditional cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of the Northern Plains.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2060  Eastern Woodlands Encounters Columbus to Confederation  3 cr  

An interdisciplinary study of the history and traditional cultures of the Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes and Maritimes. Emphasis will be on the Anishinaabe (Ojibway, Saulteaux), Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) and Maritime Algonquin Nations.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2070  Cree, lnnu, and Dene Nations  3 cr  

This course will examine the subsistence organization, social organization and cosmology of both the Cree and Dene. We will further examine the history of the aboriginal-European encounter and the impact of colonialism on contemporary political and land rights struggles. While we will consider the region as a whole, we will specifically focus on the James Bay Cree and Rock Cree of Northern Manitoba, and secondly on the Saysi Dene, north of the Churchill River. This course may include a field trip component.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2080  Inuit Society and Culture  3 cr  

An examination of the subsistence organization, social organization, cosmology and ceremonies of Inuit from a regional and comparative perspective. While this course will focus on Eastern Arctic Inuit comparison will also be made to Greenlanders, Inuvialuit, Inupiat and Yup'ik. We will conclude the course by examining colonial history and the rise of Nunavut. The course may include a field trip component. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 2080 and NATV 2000 with the topic "Inuit Society and Culture."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2100  Indigenous Spirituality  3 cr  

This course allows students to work with Indigenous elders or traditional teachers, exposing them to cultural and spiritual concepts. Emphasis is on Anishinaabe or Cree teachings, though other First Nations approaches may be offered. This course may include a field trip component. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 2100 and NATV 3000 when titled "Aboriginal Wisdom and Spirituality."

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2110  Introduction to Indigenous Community Development  3 cr  

Community development is the main strategy available for achieving the level of governance that most Aboriginal communities seek. It involves a plan that captures the spirit of a community and stirs the imagination of the members. Obstacles include lack of time, resources, vision and understanding of what a community plan for development can accomplish. This course will examine community development within an Aboriginal context. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 2110 and NATV 2000 when titled "Introduction to Aboriginal Community Development."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities, Written English Requirement

NATV 2220  Indigenous Societies and the Political Process  3 cr  

An analysis of contemporary Canadian (and U.S.) political and administrative processes as they affect Indigenous people. Depending on instructor, this course may have a weekend field trip. Contact the Department of Native Studies for details.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2250  Intermediate Cree  6 cr  

Continuation of introductory courses and entry-level course for fluent speakers. Development of conversational fluency. Cree orthography, composition and translation, introduction to the linguistic structure of Cree.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1250 and NATV 1260] or [Matriculation Cree] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2272  Intermediate Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1  3 cr  

This course is a continuation of Introductory Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1 and 2 and the entry-level course for fluent speakers. It focuses on development of conversational fluency, Anishinaabemowin orthography, composition and translation. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 2272 and the former NATV 2270.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1270 and NA TV 1280] or [Matriculation Anishinaabemowin] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: NATV 2270

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2274  Intermediate Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 2  3 cr  

This course is a continuation of Intermediate Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1. It focuses on the further development of conversational fluency, Anishinaabemowin orthography, and translation and also offers an introduction to the linguistic structure of Anishinaabemowin. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 2274 and the former NATV 2270.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NA TV 2272] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: NATV 2270

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2276  Intermediate Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Immersion  3 cr  

Practical course intended for students who are not yet fully proficient in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). Emphasis will be on oral work for the purpose of improving fluency. This course will use immersion methods and so all instruction will be in Ojibwe. Regular attendance and active participation are obligatory.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1280 or NATV 1310 or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2300  Cree Literature  3 cr  

A survey of Cree literature based on the extensive study of particular texts in cultural, historical and spiritual contexts.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 2250 or NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2310  Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) Literature  3 cr  

A survey of Anishinaabemowin (Eastern, Western, Chippewa, Saulteaux, Odawa, others) literature based on the extensive study of particular texts in cultural, historical and spiritual contexts.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 2272 and NATV 2274] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or [a grade of "C" or better in NA TV 1200 or the former NA TV 2270] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2410  Indigenous Literature in Canada  3 cr  

A study of literature by and about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Indigenous oral tradition, personal narratives, protest literature, poetry, plays and novels will be explored to give an appreciation of Indigenous philosophies, experiences, traditions and cultures.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NA TV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2420  Inuit Literature in Translation  3 cr  

An examination of various literary forms produced by Inuit including oral tradition and songs, life histories, contemporary novels and modern political writings.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2430  Indigenous Women's Stories  3 cr  

This course will investigate through the media of film and literature, including life writing, fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, the experiences of Indigenous women in North America, particularly Canada, as articulated in their own voices. Also offered as WOMN 2430. May not hold credit with WOMN 2430.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200 or a grade of "C" or better in either NATV 1220 or NA TV 1240, OR a grade of "C" or better in WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600, OR written consent from either the Women's and Gender Studies coordinator or Native Studies department head.

Equiv To: WOMN 2430

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2450  Images of the "Indian" in North American Society  3 cr  

Will trace the portrayal of Indigenous peoples 1492 to the present. Emphasis will be on material and theoretical depictions, and will require reading as well as study of art pieces, tourist objects, cartoons, movies and so forth.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2510  Indigenous Experience in the U.S. to 1860  3 cr  

This course is a survey of the Indigenous experience in the U.S. from contact to 1860. The participation of Native nations in the political and military conflicts leading to American Independence will be highlighted as well as the development of Federal Indian Policy as the United States struggled to create its own identity.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2520  Indigenous Experience in the U.S. 1860-Present  3 cr  

This course will examine the historical experience of the Native Peoples of North America with respect to their cultures and the policies developed in the United States to force detribalization and assimilation from 1860 to the present.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2530  Introduction to Indigenous Theory  3 cr  

This course, will address the ways that Indigenous worldviews constitute theoretical approaches and alternative methodologies to address issues of Indigenous history, politics, and literature, and how they relate to notions of Indigenous self-determination, feminism(s), cultural production, gender, as demonstrated in scholarly and theoretical texts, film, personal narratives, and fiction.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or corequisite: NATV 1200 or [NATV 1220 and NATV 1240]

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2540  Indigenous in the City  3 cr  

This course introduces students to the field of Urban Indigenous Studies through studying Indigenous-settler relations in the urban context. This course considers how cities are dynamic places shaped by Indigenous and settler societies, and how cities have, in turn, shaped Indigenous Peoples and citizens of first world settler-colonial nation-states.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: NATV 1200 or NATV 1220 and NATV 1240.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 2630  Indigenous Feminisms  3 cr  

With reference to scholarship, activism, and literary, narrative, and/or creative works, this course critically engages differences and shared priorities across Indigenous feminisms past and present. Also offered as WOMN 2630. May not hold credit with WOMN 2630.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200 or a grade of "C" or better in either NATV 1220 or NATV 1240, OR a grade of "C" or better in WOMN 1500 or WOMN 1600, OR written consent from either the Women's and Gender Studies coordinator or Native Studies department head.

Equiv To: WOMN 2630

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3000  Selected Topics  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary. Contact the department for a course description. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

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

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3100  Indigenous Healing Ways  3 cr  

This course allows students to work with Indigenous elders or traditional teachers on concepts of healing and wellness. Emphasis is on Anishinaabe or Cree healing practices, though other First Nations approaches may be offered. This course may include a field trip component. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 3100 and NATV 3000 when titled "Exploring Aboriginal Healing."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 2100] or written consent of the department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3120  Exploring Indigenous Economic Perspectives  3 cr  

Explore the impact of legal, constitutional and governance issues on the internal and external operating environment affecting Indigenous economic development. Current strategies for successful partnerships between industry and Indigenous peoples will also be examined. Students may not hold credit for NATV 3120 and any of: ECON 2350 or the former IDM 3000 or the former NATV 4310.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Equiv To: IDM 3000, NATV 4310

Mutually Exclusive: ECON 2350

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3140  Indigenous Resistance Literature  3 cr  

This course will trace and explore the history and practice of Indigenous resistance writing in Canada. Attention will be given to political and creative writing in contrapuntal response to the Canadian colonial situation. Classes will be based largely on seminar discussions and readings.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 2410] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3150  Residential School Literature  3 cr  

This course focuses on the analysis of literary responses to Residential Schools in the form of memoirs, fiction, poetry, and plays; it will also include aesthetic representations of school experiences through other media like film and art.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3160  Fundraising for Indigenous Organizations  3 cr  

This course examines effective fundraising skills as critical for the longevity of many programs in the Indigenous community. While government fundraising is an important source, understanding grantsmanship and other funding strategies are critical for sustained program existence and effective use of scarce human and financial resources. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 3160 and NATV 3000 when tit1e9 "Financing Strategies for Aboriginal Non-Profit Initiatives."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NA TV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3170  Indigenous Peoples and Racism in Canada  3 cr  

This course will trace the historical and colonial roots of racism Indigenous Peoples experienced in Canadian history as well as examine its practices in contemporary society and culture. Concepts such as systemic racism, cultural difference and anti- racist education may be explored. Class format will include readings, seminar discussions, some films and lectures. Critical reading and analysis is expected. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 3170 and NATV 3000 when titled "Racism and Aboriginal Peoples."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NA TV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3180  Advanced Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1  3 cr  

Continuation of NATV 2274 Intermediate Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 2. Students will learn advanced verb forms, new vocabulary, and to speak, read and write Anishinaabemowin.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in NATV 2274 or written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3190  Advanced Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 2  3 cr  

Continuation of NATV 3180 Advanced Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1. Students will learn advanced verb forms, new vocabulary, and to speak, read and write Anishinaabemowin.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in NATV 3180 or written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3222  Structure of Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Language  3 cr  

A detailed structural analysis of Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) with special attention to the problem of dialect variation and to the contrastive analysis of Anishinaabemowin and English. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 3222 and any of: NATV 3224, LING 3320, or the former NATV 2330.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 2272 and NATV 2274] or [a grade of "C" or better in the former NATV 2270] or written consent of department head.

Equiv To: LING 3320

Mutually Exclusive: NATV 2330, NATV 3224

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3224  Structure of the Cree Language  3 cr  

A detailed structural analysis of Cree with special attention to the problem of dialect variation and to the contrastive analysis of Cree and English. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 3224 and any of: the former NATV 2320, NATV 3222, or LING 3320.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 2250] or written consent of department head.

Equiv To: LING 3320

Mutually Exclusive: NATV 2320, NATV 3222

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3240  Indigenous Medicine and Health  3 cr  

The health, disease, and medical practices of North American Indigenous peoples. A survey of the health and health care of North American Indigenous peoples from pre-contact to modern times. Special attention will be paid to traditional concepts of health and healing practices.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3270  The Métis Nation: The Modern Era  3 cr  

A study of the dispossession of the Métis Nation after 1870, their resurgence in the 1950s and contemporary issues affecting Métis people in Canada. Also offered as HIST 3272. May not be held for credit with HIST 3272.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Equiv To: HIST 3272

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3280  Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian Justice System  3 cr  

A study of Indigenous peoples' relationships to civil and criminal law in modern Canadian society.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of"C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of"C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3290  Independent Research  3 cr  

Supervised research or field work. Results will be presented in a form appropriate to the subject of study. Written consent of department head, based on a written research proposal, must be obtained before registration. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3300  Indigenous Language Planning and Development  3 cr  

The social and political setting of the Indigenous languages of North America. Issues and methods in language policy development, maintenance, standardization, and innovation.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in six credit hours of Native Languages at the second year level.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3310  Canadian Law and Indigenous Peoples  3 cr  

A survey of laws relating to Indigenous peoples in Canada. Topics will include legal aspects of Indigenous title, First Nations treaties, First Nation and Metis land claims, the Indian Act, hunting and fishing rights, self-government, and constitutional issues.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NA TV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3330  Indigenous People, Science and the Environment  3 cr  

This course will examine current Indigenous environmental and development issues both locally and internationally. The basic principles of Indigenous philosophy and how present forms of development on Indigenous land has conflicted with this philosophy will be examined.

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

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3350  Indigenous Organizations  6 cr  

A study of local, regional and national Indigenous organizations in contemporary North America and their interaction with government and private agencies. A field component may be included depending on instructor. Contact the Department of Native Studies for details. Students may not hold credit for both NA TV 3350 and the former NA TV 3320.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NA TV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of department head.

Mutually Exclusive: NATV 3320

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3360  Indigenous Women of Canada  3 cr  

This course explores and critically examines from interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives historical and contemporary processes, representation, experiences and social issues specific to Indigenous women of Canada.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3370  Political Development in the North  3 cr  

An examination of historical and contemporary political processes in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon including the negotiation and implementation of Indigenous land claims.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 3380  Gender and Indigenous Societies  3 cr  

An examination of the theoretical issues that surround the cultural construction of Indigenous gender leading into detailed ethnographic and historical case studies.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4100  Seminar in Advanced Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Language Studies  3 cr  

This course will further investigate the grammar of the language. 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 engage in writing the language. The students will also learn to transcribe oral stories in Anishinaabemowin and translate them.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in NATV 3190 or written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4110  Algonquin Creative Writing  3 cr  

This course is intended for students who are fluent and literate in Ojibwe, Cree or Ojicree or have taken Intermediate or Advanced level Ojibwe. Emphasis will be on learning the principles of storytelling, writing compositions in an Algonquian language and editing.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in NATV 3190 or written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4200  First Nations' Government  3 cr  

A review and critical examination of the evolution of First Nations' self-government with a focus on contemporary issues, models and trends.

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

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4210  Seminar in Contemporary and Historical Métis Issues  3 cr  

A study of the literature, both primary and secondary, dealing with the Métis people in Canada.

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

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4220  Environment, Economy and Aboriginal Peoples  3 cr  

An analysis of sustainable development issues discussed within a cultural context. Depending on the instructor, this course may have a field component. Contact the Department of Native Studies for details.

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

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4230  Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Studies Research  3 cr  

A study of issues influencing oral histories, case studies, interviews, and other techniques used in research with Indigenous people. Depending on the instructor, this course may have a field component. Contact the Department of Native Studies for details.

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

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4240  Arctic Lifestyles  3 cr  

An interdisciplinary study of the interrelationships between culture, economy, and ecology in the Arctic region. Depending on instructor, this course may have a field component. Contact the Department of Native Studies for details.

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

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4250  Indigenous Identities  3 cr  

An interdisciplinary study of Aboriginal values, cultures and contemporary identities with emphasis on the impact of colonization.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C+" or better in NATV 1200 or "C+" or better in both NATV 1220 and NATV 1240] and [a grade of "C+" or better in 6 credit hours in Native Studies] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4280  Missionaries, Colonialism, and Indigenous People  3 cr  

A study of Indigenous responses to Christian missions with a particular emphasis on resistance, syncretism, and "prophet" movements.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in 15 credit hours of Native Studies] or written consent of instructor.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4290  Independent Research  3 cr  

Supervised research or field work. Results will be presented in a form appropriate to the subject of study. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of department head, based on a written research proposal, must be obtained before registration.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4300  Advanced Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary from year to year. Contact the Department for a course description. As the course content will vary from year to year, students may take this course more than once for credit.

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

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4320  Indigenous Economic Leadership  3 cr  

An analysis of current leadership strengths and challenges facing Indigenous organizations. Out of this analysis will come understanding of strategies for working effectively with Indigenous organizations. Students may not hold credit for both NATV 4320 and the former IDM 4090.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 1200] or [a grade of "C" or better in both NA TV 1220 and NA TV 1240] or written consent of instructor.

Mutually Exclusive: IDM 4090

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4330  Indigenous Aesthetics  3 cr  

This course will be centered on Indigenous philosophies and aesthetic theories regarding literature, film, theatre and visual arts produced by Indigenous writers, artists and filmmakers in Canada with special emphasis on conceptualizations of an oral "communitist," activist and resistance aesthetics.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in 15 credit hours of Native Studies courses which must include NATV 2410] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities

NATV 4340  Representation and Discourse  3 cr  

This course examines the discourse of representation surrounding Indigenous Peoples and Canada's historical and cultural productions. Although the focus is on Canadian material and experience, the course draws on international post-colonial approach in the critical study of archival and historical records, literary works and contemporary Indigenous expressions. Method of study includes historiography, film and literary criticism and post-colonial theory.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in NATV 2410] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Humanities