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Native Studies
Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures NAC1O
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.
English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3U
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: ENG2D - English or ENG2P - English
Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada NDA3M
This course explores existing and emerging issues of local, regional, and national importance to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada. Students will analyse diverse perspectives on issues and events related to land, community, governance, identity, culture, and global trends. Using the concepts of political thinking and the tools of political inquiry, students will explore their own and others’ ideas and investigate issues to determine what needs to change and why. Students are also given the opportunity to develop their own problem-solving strategies to address an issue of their choice.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D - Canadian History or CHC2P - Canadian History
Contemporary Indigenous Issues and Perspectives in a Global Context NDW4M
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: 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.