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Course Dates: February 26 – May 6, 2017
Registration Deadline: January 31, 2017
Course Cost: $848.50 (current students), $974.50 (General Studies students)
Free to community members and the public (limited seating, non-credit)
Jointly developed by the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and Indigenous Education & Student Services at Royal Roads University, this 10-week online course imparts a deepened awareness and insight into Indigenous ways of knowing in a global context.

Drawing on various media, students will examine:

  • Settler colonialism and Indigeneity, both worldwide and in Canada
  • Indigenous places
  • Worldviews
  • Learning
  • Treaty-making
  • New relationships
  • Decolonization

Course assignments will involve collaborative participation and include self-location exercises or sharing of family, cultural and community backgrounds; responses to media coverage; critical essays; online presentations; and reflective journaling. Student learning will be focused on communicating, collaborating and reconciling across cultures and communities.

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Supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s educational recommendations, this cross-cultural curriculum aims to build knowledge and awareness forged upon recognition and respect through a decolonial approach. 
Complete this course as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies; or as a stand-alone General Studies course; or as a non-credit course. General Studies students who successfully complete this course may transfer three credits into the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies program upon admission. For-credit students should plan to spend about 15 hours per week on coursework.

cliff-atleo-jrInstructor: Cliff Atleo Jr.
Cliff is a Tsimshian (Kitsumkalum/Kitselas) and Nuu-chah-nulth (Ahousaht) scholar. He has published work on Indigenous economic development, decolonization and Indigenous community resurgence and works primarily in the areas of Indigenous governance and political economy. Cliff’s research on Indigenous community-based economies often focuses on communities within British Columbia.
Cliff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance, both from the University of Victoria. He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Alberta and an instructor in Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management.

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