This course will fulfill the Indigenous content requirement for graduation (as will First People’s English 10 or 12). Through a study and comparison of numerous First Peoples, students will have opportunities to appreciate the culture, values and experiences of a variety of Indigenous cultures. Areas of focus will include British Columbia, Canada and may include Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Americas. The calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be explored. Areas of focus will include beliefs, practices and experiences, as well as the impacts of colonialism and legislation.
An intended outcome of this course is that students will broaden their global perspectives and understand the challenges faced by Indigenous peoples.
Students planning to go on to post-secondary will benefit from the research skills and focus on critical thinking offered in this course.