The discipline of Indigenous Studies offers students the opportunity to learn about the cultures and histories of Indigenous People in Canada and around the world. Introductory courses survey Indigenous history prior to the arrival of settler societies, the effects of colonialism, and recent efforts toward decolonisation. More advanced courses focus on specific themes, such as self-government, land rights, and Indigenous ways of knowing, within a comparative framework. These courses may be particularly helpful to students studying Arts, Criminal Justice, Education, Child Studies, and related fields.
Indigenous Hawai‘i Field School
May 21-June 8, 2018
The Indigenous Hawai‘i Field School is a unique learning opportunity taught from Indigenous perspectives to
critically engage students with Aloha ‘Āina and activism. The first two weeks will be in a classroom setting on site
at Hilo, Hawai‘i. Students will be introduced to Kanaka Maoli Indigenous sovereignty, literatures, history, music,
and non-fiction. Students then get the unique opportunity to engage with the oral and written materials on site, in
Hawai‘i. We will experience living with the land, securing food sovereignty, asserting political sovereignty, and
maintaining language and culture amid a tumultuous political history on the Big Island.
Courses INST 2720 and GNED 3301
Taught by professors Renae Watchman (MRU) & Rob Innes (U of S)
Field School Information Sessions:
|Thursday, September 21st||1:00 - 2:00 pm||EA 1055|
|Friday, September 29th||4:30 - 5:30 pm||EA 1014|
|Monday, October 2nd||11:30 - 12:30 pm||EA 1055|
|Tuesday, October 24th||12:00 - 1:00 pm||EA 1026|
INFORMATION SESSIONS are held in the early Fall.
Treaty 7 Field School Website