This course explores the topic of reconciliation in relation to Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. It will be offered during Term 1 to coincide with the Vancouver National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, taking place from September 18th-21st, 2013, as well as the Year of Reconciliation, as proclaimed by the City of Vancouver. Through this course students will interact with and participate in some of these important public events and intercultural conversations and bring their experiences and developing understandings back to the shared context of the classroom.
Students will approach the topic of reconciliation through looking at critical perspectives, theoretical frameworks, decolonizing methodologies, political theory and activism, and strategic approaches to contemporary Indigenous issues. As a student-directed seminar, this course emphasizes a collaborative learning environment where peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and support are encouraged.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this course at firstname.lastname@example.org. For frequently asked questions on student directed seminars, please visit the Student Directed Seminars website.