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First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies

FNMI Studies

Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures NAC1OI
This course explores various First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art forms (media arts, music, dance, drama, storytelling, visual art, installation and performance art, clothing design, and architectural design), giving students the opportunity to create, present, and analyse integrated art works infused with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives. Students will examine relationships between art forms and individual and cultural identities, histories, and values. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply art-related concepts, styles, and conventions and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. Students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to integrated arts challenges.
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: AVI1OI - Visual Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
AVI2OX - Visual Arts (Introductory) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada NAC2OI
This course emphasizes historical and contemporary issues that affect the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian governments. Students will examine legal, political, social, and economic issues; key aspects of the Indian Act and its revisions that have an impact on the daily lives of Aboriginal persons; the different types of relationships that Aboriginal peoples have established with other nations throughout history; and the methodology of historical inquiry.
English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University) NBE3UI
This course explores themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, graphic, oral, cultural, and media texts about and from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures in Canada. Students will analyse the changing use of text forms by Aboriginal authors from various periods and cultures to express themes such as identity, relationships, and sovereignty. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding, focusing on the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 English university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI - English (Academic) or ENG2DP - English (Pre-AP) or ENG2PI - English (Applied)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3UE - eLearn - English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UI - English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada NDA3MI
This course focuses on existing and emerging issues of importance to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will investigate issues related to identity, relationships among Aboriginal peoples and between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians, sovereignty principles as presented by Aboriginal peoples, and the contemporary challenges posed by these issues. Students will also examine such topics as language preservation, the responsibilities of Aboriginal women and men, and the need for dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DI - Canadian History Since World War I (Academic) or CHC2PI - Canadian History Since World War I (Applied) or NAC2OI - First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada
Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (College/University) NDW4MI
This course examines global issues from the perspectives of indigenous peoples. Students will explore the depth and diversity of indigenous cultures, traditions, and knowledge. Students will consider how diverse indigenous communities persevere despite current global environmental and economic trends, and will investigate topics such as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance, and advocacy for change.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: College/UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University) or ENG3CI - English (College) or ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3CE - eLearn - English or ENG3UE - eLearn - English