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Intent to Register
Deadline March 31, 2013
If you intend to return to Western for the Fall/Winter 2013 term, you have to complete an Intent to Register (ITR). For further information, please go to http://counselling.ssc.uwo.ca/
Offerred This Year
First Nations Studies 2101E – Iroquoian Perspective and Tradition
Iroquoian (Mohawk) language, mythology, legends and ceremonial texts are examined to gain an introduction to the unique world view of the Iroquoian people and its continuing continuing relevance in comtemporary Iroquoian society. For more information, please contact Mr. David Kanatawakhon-Maracle click HERE.
First Nations Studies 3001G – Special Topics in First Nations Studies: Indigenous Feminism
This course will offer students the opportunity to examine Indigenous Feminism through the lenses of Haudenosaunee Women. The Haudenosaunee concepts of Peace, Power and Righteousness are examined to understand the worldview of haudenosaunee women and their location in their relationship to the earth, and humankind. For more information and to contact Sadie Buck, please click HERE
First Nations Studies 4902G – Land Claims & Primary Historical Research
Students will learn how to conduct historical research into land claims and the historical context of land claims in Canada. Students will immediately learn to navigate their way through government archives detailing the history of Indian Affairs in Canada.
The course will also explore topics such as oral history as a primary research method, the comprehensive and specific claims process, claims and the courts and the role of industry and the duty to consult First Nations. The land claim process across Canada will be examined. As well the development of the contemprorary claims process as it now exists will be considered. For more information, please contact Prof. Fehr click HERE.
Learn a Native Language
First Nations Studies 2113–Algonquiqn Language & Culture
Learn Ojibway from a fluent speaker of the language through sound, vocabulary, sentence structure and storytelling. Experience songs, dances, plays and chants in Ojibway. For more information, please contact Mr. Eli Baxter click HERE.