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This chart maps out all the courses in the discipline and shows the links between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course.

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Note: Students who take the Grade 11 course English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (university, college, or workplace preparation) may use the credit earned for this course to meet the Grade 11 English compulsory credit requirement.  
Expressions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures NAC1O
This course will explore a variety of contemporary and traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit
art forms such as new media, storytelling, installation and performance art. Students will
examine the interrelationships between Aboriginal art forms and individual and cultural identities
and values. They will create art works to express their own ideas and understanding of
Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty by using a range of media, processes,
techniques, and styles.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada NAC2O
This course explores First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples’ relationships with Canada from pre-
contact to the 21st century. Students will examine social, economic, political and military

interactions that impact the contemporary realities of Aboriginal people in Canada in relation to
identity, culture, community, land, and governance. Students will explore their own and others’
ideas using the historical inquiry process to think critically and respond responsibly about civic
questions raised today as a result of the changing relationships.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3C
This course focuses on themes, forms, and styles of literary, informational, and graphic texts of
First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will study changes in use of text forms by
Aboriginal authors over time when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty
in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas
and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative
thinking skills necessary for success in practical and academic life. The course is intended to
prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2P - English or ENG2D - English or ENG2P1 - English or ENG2P - English or ENG2D1 - English or ENG2D - English
Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3E
This course focuses on content, forms, and style of literary, informational, and graphic texts of
First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will investigate the connections between
text forms and audiences on themes such as identity, culture, community, relationships, and
sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media focusing on using
language for practical and workplace purposes. The course is intended to prepare students for
the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D - English or ENG2P - English or ENG2D1 - English or ENG2D - English or ENG2P1 - English or ENG2P - English or ENG1L1 - Locally Developed- Grade 9 English or ENG1L - English
Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices NBE3U
This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary,
informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will
analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures
when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students
will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing
on the development of literacy, communication, 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 university preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D - English or ENG2D1 - English or ENG2D - English or ENG2P1 - English or ENG2P - English
World Views and Aspirations of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada NBV3C
This course focuses on the diverse beliefs, values, and aspirations between First Nations,
Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada and the political, economic, cultural and social challenges
facing Aboriginal individuals and communities from various regions and cultures. By examining
their own beliefs, values and assumptions, the worldviews of others and factors that influence
world views, students will appreciate how traditional and contemporary beliefs and values
influence present and future aspirations of Aboriginal peoples.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I or NAC2O - First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada or CHC2D1 - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century or CHC2DL - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century (ESL) or CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2L1 - History- Locally Developed or CHC2P1 - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century or CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I
World Views and Aspirations of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada NBV3E
This course focuses on the diverse beliefs, values, and aspirations between First Nations,
Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada. Students will examine issues of identity facing Aboriginal
individuals and communities in connection to changing relationships with the land, nature, one
another and Canada. By examining their own worldview and investigating factors that influence
perspectives over time, students will develop their understanding of how traditional and
contemporary beliefs and values influence present and future aspirations of Aboriginal peoples.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: NAC2O - First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada or CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2L1 - History- Locally Developed or CHC2P1 - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century or CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I or CHC2D1 - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century or CHC2DL - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century (ESL) or CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Governance in Canada NDG4M
This course explores various aspects of First Nations, Métis and Inuit leadership, nationhood,
and governance. Students will examine how First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples relate to and negotiate with the government of Canada and other organizations including how traditional
beliefs, values and cultures inform models of governance. Students will reflect on their own
ideas of civic, economic and cultural leadership as they learn about how individual and
community Aboriginal leaders are revitalizing and strengthening their communities.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities.
Contemporary Indigenous Issues and Perspectives in a Global Context NDW4M
This course examines historical and contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples
from a global perspective. Students will explore the richness, depth, and diversity of
Indigenous cultures, traditions and knowledge. They will consider how diverse Indigenous
communities persevere despite recent global environmental and economic trends. Topics such
as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance and protest for
change will be investigated.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities.