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FNAT 101  (6)  Exploring Indigenous Identities

A team-taught learning community examining the formation and maintenance of Canadian indigenous identities in both historical and contemporary times. In lectures and small seminars students explore the diversity of indigenous identities and the internal and external forces that shape their construction. A resident elder supports all lectures and seminars. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

FNAT 102  (6)  Exploring Indigenous Communities

A team-taught learning community examining the culture, history, and diversity of indigenous communities. In lectures and small seminars students explore how communities have survived and maintained themselves through the colonial period to the present in Canada. A resident elder supports all lectures and seminars. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

FNAT 103  (3)  Introduction to First Nations Studies I

A multidisciplinary introduction to First Nations studies, drawing on readings, seminar discussion, and writing to explore essential themes. Special emphasis will be given to historical, cultural, and socio-political processes that shape First Nations experiences and realities. Selected case studies will be used to illustrate these processes. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

FNAT 104  (3)  Introduction to First Nations Studies II

A continuation of FNAT 103. Students will examine critical issues in First Nations Studies, with a focus on B.C. First Nations, especially the peoples of the North Pacific Coast. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 103.

FNAT 110  (3)  Coast Salish Language: Hul'q'umi'num' I

An opportunity to develop basic skills in the comprehension, oral presentation, reading, and writing of Hul'q'umi'num'. FNAT 110 was formerly called HULQ 100; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: English 12 or equivalent.

FNAT 111  (3)  Coast Salish Language: Hul'q'umi'num' II

A continuation of FNAT 110 with emphasis on structure and syntax. FNAT 111 was formerly called HULQ 101; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: FNAT 110 (formerly HULQ 100).

FNAT 201  (3)  Research and First Nations I (Ends May 2013)

An introduction to selected social science research methods and skills with particular focus on First Nations peoples. Conducted as a workshop, topics will include: exploring library resources, using the world wide web for research, referencing, database management, ethical issues in research, and Indigenous Knowledge. FNAT 201 was formerly called FNAT 321; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: None.

FNAT 202  (3)  Research and First Nations II (Ends May 2013)

A study of selected social science research methods and skills with particular reference to research with First Nations peoples. Topics will include: research protocols in First Nations communities, evaluating sources, collecting oral histories, analyzing and reporting qualitative and quantitative research, and proposal writing. FNAT 202 was formerly called FNAT 326; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 201 or permission of instructor.

FNAT 203  (6)  Indigenous and Settler Relations

An overview of the relationships emerging from the contact experiences of indigenous peoples and settler societies. Topics include the comparative study of perspectives on historical and social patterns of change in select indigenous communities in Canada and abroad, as reflected in literature, film, art, and narrative. FNAT 203 was formerly called FNAT 320; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Second year standing.

FNAT 204  (6)  Indigenous Perspectives on the Environment

An exploration of the historical and contemporary relationships between indigenous peoples and the environment, particularly on the British Columbia coast. Topics may include creations stories, land-based activities, government policies and land use, urban environments and demographics, traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and indigenous knowledge (IK) and aquaculture. FNAT 204 was formerly called FNAT 325; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Second year standing.

FNAT 210  (3)  Coast Salish Language: Hul'q'umi'num' III

A course for students who have completed the first-year Hul'q'umi'num' courses (or equivalent), and who wish to continue their learning. Emphasis on conversation, grammar, as well as reading and writing. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: FNAT 111 (formerly HULQ 101) or equivalent.

FNAT 211  (3)  Coast Salish Language: Hul'q'umi'num' IV

A continuation of FNAT 210, with further emphasis on grammar, writing, and new vocabulary. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: FNAT 210.

FNAT 232  (3)  First Nations in Film: Selected Topics (Ends May 2013)

An introductory course examining First Nations representation in film. Topics may include: early ethnographic films; documentaries; Hollywood feature films; Aboriginal productions. (3:1:0)

Prerequisite: First-year English requirement.

FNAT 241  (3)  North West Coast Material Culture: Reconstituted, Repatriated, and Reinvigorated (Ends May 2013)

A consideration of how First Nations have reconstituted, repatriated and reinvigorated material culture, that has been represented in the public sphere by non-Native interest groups. Despite the colonial pressures on North West Coast material culture, the potential for power remains. How is 'captured' material culture "reinvigorated" through, for example, repatriation: return of talking sticks, medicine bundles, potlatch goods, and so on. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 240.

FNAT 300  (3)  Indigenous Knowledge: Land as Life

Students will learn and appreciate First Nations perspectives on the cultural significance of the land. Topics may include: genealogy, First Nations protocols, sacred places, oral histories, sacred water, and indigenous language. Credit will not be granted for both FNAT 300 and FNAT 380: Land as Life. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing, minimum 6 credits of First Nations (FNAT) courses, or permission of instructor.

FNAT 303  (6)  Indigenous Families and Communities

An exploration of indigenous perspectives and experiences related to notions of family and community. A study of theories, case studies, histories, oral traditions and teachings as they relate to the core concepts. A focus on how indigenous families and communities define, recreate, and maintain themselves. FNAT 303 was formerly called FNAT 420; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Any 12 credits from FNAT 101, FNAT 102, FNAT 203, FNAT 204 and third-year standing.

FNAT 304  (6)  Indigenous Self-Determination

An exploration of indigenous perspectives and experiences related to notions of self-determination and self-governance. A consideration of questions related to principles of governance, systems of governance and notions of conflict and harmony will be featured. The class combines lectures, discussions, oratory, experiential learning, and personal reflection. FNAT 304 was formerly called FNAT 425; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 303 or any 12 credits from FNAT 101, 102, FNAT 203, and 204, and third-year standing.

FNAT 305  (3)  Theoretical Perspectives on First Nations Issues (Ends May 2013)

An examination of a range of theories applicable to First Nations issues in Canada, including theoretical perspectives particular to First Nations societies such as prophesy, origins and time, as well as a selection of mainstream social and political theories such as imperialism, race, ethnicity, world systems, (post)colonialism, feminism, Marxism, (post)modernism, nationalism, and others. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

FNAT 320  (6)  Relationships between Aboriginal and Settler Societies (Ends May 2013)

An overview of the relationships emerging from the colonial experiences of Aboriginal peoples. Topics include the comparative study of perspectives on historical and social patterns of change in select Aboriginal communities in Canada and abroad, as reflected in literature, film, art, and narrative. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

FNAT 325  (6)  First Nations Perspectives and the Natural Environment (Ends May 2013)

An exploration of the historical and contemporary relationships between First Nations and the physical environment, particularly on the British Columbia coast. Topics may include: the elements, flora and fauna of the sea and the forest; traditional and contemporary forest management; food, medicine and health; the relevance of modern science (particularly ecology and ethnobotany); and the economics of sustainable development. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 320 (or FNAT 101 and FNAT 102) and third-year standing.

FNAT 330  (3)  Cultural Imperialism in Children's Media (Ends May 2013)

An examination of hegemonic process in children's media markets, focusing on relationships between cultural production and colonial/imperial policies. Students will survey methods of media and film analysis, and consider how western cultural values inform and shape format, content and audience reception within various social, historical, and political contexts. Credit will not be granted for both FNAT 330 and FNAT 380: Culture and Imperialism in the Magic Kingdom. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: BA English requirement and third-year standing.

FNAT 340  (3)  North West Coast Material Culture as Legal Documents (Ends May 2013)

An examination of First Nations perspectives on the creation, use and enactment of North West Coast material culture (including ritual), and how they function as legal documents that signal rights, not only to songs, dance or history, but to land, resources and specific privileges within each group's respective territory. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

FNAT 341  (3)  Case Studies in North West Coast Material Culture (Ends May 2013)

Challenges populist representation of North West Coast material culture and ritual (including songs, dance, oral histories) as they are associated with the Literary, Visual and Performing Arts, entertainment and leisure in Western societies. A case study is the focal point for examining the complex, historic relationships between First Peoples and non-Native Peoples' interests in North West Coast Culture. The ensuing creation of hybrid aboriginal cultural and art practices in local, regional, national and international arenas is examined as a place where First Nations issues of self-determination, self-definition and authority have been-and are-played out. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 340.

FNAT 350  (3)  Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Law (Ends May 2013)

An introduction to the historic roots and contemporary controversies related to Aboriginal rights, jurisprudence, governance, and justice in Canada. Examines traditional and introduced legal and governance structures, historic and contemporary land and resource conflicts, and recent efforts to negotiate the legal, cultural, and political divide between Canadians and Aboriginal peoples. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

FNAT 375  (3)  Indigenous Knowledge: Narratives of Cultural Identity and Leadership (Ends Aug 2013)

A thematic study and analysis of selected identity and leadership narratives by North American aboriginal people. Possible themes include: Survivance, Cultural renaissance, Resistance, Borderland voices, Political leadership, Northern development, Trickster. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing, at least 6 credits of First Nations (FNAT) courses, or permission of instructor.

FNAT 380  (3)  Special Topics in First Nations Studies

An intensive study of selected topics in First Nations Studies. Topics vary from year to year to ensure a broad range of coverage. (May be taken for credit more than once in different topics.) (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

FNAT 390  (3)  Internship (Ends Aug 2013)

An internship in a First Nations context which is related to a student's area of specialization. Internships will normally involve voluntary service and can be arranged in many different formats, from a few hours per week during the school year to an intensive, full-time position in the summer. Students will maintain a journal of their experiences during the internship and write a report on observations, accomplishments, and reflections. The student's mentor during the internship will assist in evaluating performance. With the permission of the appropriate department, this internship can be used to meet the requirements of the student's major or minor. (0:0:0 —120)

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.

FNAT 400  (6)  Applied Community Research Institute

An advanced, community-based research seminar in which students learn and apply skills in team-building, group leadership, developing partnerships with Aboriginal communities, creating culturally responsive research agendas and protocols, and managing data and research outcomes. A new project is initiated each year. Intended for First Nations Majors and Minors. (0:2:1 for 30 weeks)

Prerequisite: First-year English requirement and third-year standing.

Co-requisites: 3rd or 4th year program in First Nations Studies.

FNAT 403  (6)  Senior Project and Indigenous Research Methods

Students will 1) engage with current academic literature and ideas regarding indigenous research methodologies, and 2) produce a major research paper or scholarly project involving a topic relevant to First Nations Studies. Students will present their essay or project at a public conference. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth year standing and a minimum of 18 credits in FNAT, including FNAT 303 and 304 or permission of instructor.

FNAT 404  (6)  Internship

An internship in an indigenous context, involving voluntary service to a community organization or project. Students will be monitored by a site supervisor/mentor from the organization or project, and the course instructor. Internship involves 250 hours of work, including scheduled meetings with the course instructor and student cohort. FNAT 404 was formerly called FNAT 390; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0 —205)

Prerequisite: Fourth year standing and a minimum of 18 credits in FNAT, including FNAT 303 and 304. A min. "C+" overall grade average required.

FNAT 420  (6)  First Nations Families and Communities (Ends May 2013)

An examination of beliefs, teachings, and practices surrounding traditional and contemporary family and community life among the First Nations of British Columbia. Family topics include marriage; child-rearing; extended family relationships; treatment of the elderly; contemporary problems of violence, abuse, and suicide. Community topics include: education, language, ceremony, art, spirituality, rhetoric, and cultural revitalization. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 320 (or FNAT 101 and FNAT 102) and third-year standing.

FNAT 421  (3)  Research and Management Skills III (Ends May 2013)

An introduction to selected research skills which are related to topics under discussion in FNAT 420 and 425, and which support the completion of the B.A. Essay in FNAT 490. Topics may include survey research methods, case study, and participatory action research. (1:0:3)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

FNAT 425  (6)  Decolonization: First Nations Self-Government into the 21st Century (Ends May 2013)

An exploration of the ideas and practices of self-government as they apply to contemporary First Nations. Topics include the Canadian political and legal framework, aboriginal rights, traditional and contemporary aboriginal self-government, treaty negotiations, inter-governmental relations, economic development, and aboriginal law and justice. (3:3:0)

Prerequisite: FNAT 320 (or FNAT 101 and FNAT 102) and third-year standing.

FNAT 450  (3)  Comparative Aboriginal Rights and Policies (Ends May 2013)

A case-study approach to assessing Aboriginal rights and policies in different Nation-State systems. Various Aboriginal situations will be examined for factors promoting or limiting self-determination. Students will discuss the challenges of comparative research methodologies, and investigate techniques/methods for policy analysis. Intended for First Nations Studies Minors or Majors. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: First-year English requirement and third-year standing.

FNAT 490  (3)  B.A. Essay or Project (Ends May 2013)

A major paper or scholarly project involving First Nations Studies and the student's area of specialization, written with the guidance of a faculty member. Students will present their essay or project at a public conference in April. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.