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Native Studies
Expressions of Aboriginal 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.
English: Contemporary Aboriginal 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 ENG2P - English
Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada NDA3M
This course focuses on existing and emerging issues of national and regional importance of
concern to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will analyze diverse perspectives from a
variety of sources such as media, academic works and public opinion polls on events and
developments related to land, community, governance, identity and culture. Using political
thinking concepts and the political inquiry process students will explore their own and others ideas, investigate an issue to determine what needs to change, why and appropriate problem-
solving strategies.
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 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.