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INDG 100s

INDG 101 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015861
Mohawk Language 1
An introductory course for students with little or no knowledge of Mohawk. The course is designed to develop basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, however, emphasis will be placed on oral proficiency and comprehension.
[Note: Conducted in Mohawk. No prior knowledge of Mohawk is expected. Not open to students with advanced ability in Mohawk.]
Antireq: ARTS 190 (LEC 002) taken fall 2017, ARTS 190 (LEC 003) taken winter 2018, ARTS 190 (LEC 001) taken fall 2018
(Cross-listed with MOHAWK 101R)
Offered at Renison University College

INDG 102 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015862
Mohawk Language 2
This course builds on the content learned in MOHAWK 101R/INDG 101. Students will expand their working vocabulary and learn to create more complex sentences. The emphasis will continue to be on improving oral proficiency and comprehension.
[Note: Conducted in Mohawk.]
Prereq: MOHAWK 101R/INDG 101 or one of ARTS 190 (LEC 002) taken fall 2017, ARTS 190 (LEC 003) taken winter 2018, ARTS 190 (LEC 001) taken fall 2018.
Antireq: ARTS 290 (LEC 001) taken winter 2018 or winter 2019
(Cross-listed with MOHAWK 102R)
Offered at Renison University College


INDG 200s

INDG 201 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015692
The Indigenous Experience in Canada
An introduction to the Indigenous experience in Canada with a broad overview of history, culture, and contemporary issues. This course highlights the holism of Indigenous perspectives through assigned readings, discussions, projects, and sharing of personal experiences.
(Cross-listed with CDNST 201)
Offered at United College

INDG 216 LEC,SEM 0.50
Course ID: 005483
Indigenous Visual Culture in Canada
This course will introduce students to issues in contemporary Indigenous visual culture within the Canadian context. Special attention will be paid to the complexities of contemporary art and cultural practices. The course will examine both practice and relevant theoretical paradigms.
[Note: Art History course]
(Cross-listed with FINE 216)

INDG 226 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 016341
Introduction to Indigenous Spirituality
This course introduces the plurality of Indigenous spiritual traditions in Canada and the diversity, complexity, and strength of these traditions. Included is an understanding of traditional ceremonies, world views, creation stories, cultural values, healers, and medicine. Special attention is given to Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee nations.
(Cross-listed with RS 226)

INDG 272 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 003945
Issues in Contemporary Indigenous Communities in Canada
An examination of First Nations and Métis cultures and cultural development from the perspective of local Indigenous communities. The course will feature lectures, discussions, and occasional guest speakers representative of the wider Indigenous community.
Prereq: INDG 201.
Antireq: ANTH 370, NATST 272
(Cross-listed with ANTH 272)


INDG 300s

INDG 301 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015695
Critical Theories of Indigeneity in a Global Perspective
This cross-cultural and interdisciplinary course critically examines the definitions of, and debates surrounding, indigeneity, drawing on both Indigenous and non-Indigenous theorists. The course covers a range of themes, from constitutions and peoplehood to epistemologies and ontologies, and draws on a variety of examples from around the globe.
Offered at United College

INDG 305 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 015749
Indigenous Rights in Global Context
A comparative examination of the rights challenges faced by diverse Indigenous peoples around the globe. Special attention will be given to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and work being done to protect and advance the rights it enshrines.
Prereq: INDG 201
(Cross-listed with HRTS 305)
Offered at United College

INDG 318 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 010156
Indigenous Worldviews and Spirituality
This course introduces students to the integral role and place of spiritual practices and ceremonies in the everyday experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Course materials will be supplemented by visits with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Storytellers, as well as integration of ceremonial and land-based practices.
(Cross-listed with RS 318)