English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3UI
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.
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) or ENG2PI – Applied English
Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada NDA3MI
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.
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DI – Academic, Canadian History Since World War One or CHC2PI – Applied, Canadian History Since World War One or CHC2DN – ENRICHED-Canadian History Since World War I
Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context NDW4MI
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.
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.