British Columbia -ANTH 220. 2016-17: Term 1.
Looking for a course that is oriented to real world issues? Consider ANTH 220 First Nations BC.
Recent court decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada underscores the importance of a solid understanding of
First Nations issues,
peoples, and practices. Major energy projects such Enbridge Northern Gateway or Kinder Morgan’s
TransCanada pipeline must take into
consideration aboriginal rights and title- but most people
living in BC and Canada really don’t understand what that means. The recent court
decisions have come as a major surprise to many people. Fact is issues around First Nations’
ownership, rights, and title are and will be
critical to the economic development of BC and Canada.
This provides a basic introduction to the first peoples of British Columbia, their
resources and their economies. Topics covered include:
an overview of the people and the place; the involvement of aboriginal peoples in the industrial economy, and;
the processes of
Students planning careers in education, natural resource management, health care,
or social science research are encouraged to enroll.
This is a course that provides a critical contemporary primer to key issues
facing economic and social development in BC and the ways that
First Nations are at the center of these issues.
If you’re up for the journey and what to learn about something that will
have a real world impact enroll in the course today!
- Charles Menzies. People of the Saltwater Nebraska 2016.
- Ronald Niezen. Truth and Indignation. UTP 2013.
- Eden Robinson. Monkey Beach. Random House 2001.
Course outline will be handed out in class on September 8, 2016.
Additional Materials: Unless otherwise noted -Only materials not in the course books are posted here.
Material will be added as required.
Colonialsim and the Emergence of the New Economy
Social Change and the Creation of Underdevelopment
Makuk, by John Lutz.
Chapter 7: The White Problem.
Natural Resource Governance Approaches
Lesson Plans (Unit 4 has the materials related to forestry).
Course resources for ANTH 403
Ts'msyen People and their Neighbours.