Call: (306) 252-1000

Native Studies 30 - 8321

Pre-requisite: None
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous

Native Studies 30 digs deeply into Canada’s history, focusing in on the story of our Indigenous peoples. We will explore Canada’s inconvenient truths around nation-building, social stereotypes, and the prevalent myths concerning Aboriginal peoples. Learners will trace political and social activism as demonstrated by a host of prominent people from decorated war veterans to the leaders of highly prosperous and self-governing nations. Knowing the causes and effects of shifting relationships, power, and authority will prepare learners to better understand the present day challenges facing Indigenous peoples, and to grow their understanding of the circumstances today that are renewing and moving that relationship forward.

The course will invite learners to demonstrate their understanding in a variety of ways, to pose questions and make real-world connections with the content. A final project will be submitted in lieu of a final exam.

Units of Study

  • Identity and Stereotypes
  • Historical Context of Treaty-Making
  • Shifting Relationships
  • Shifting Power and Authority
  • Economic Growth and Prosperity
  • Social and Cultural Dynamics

Supplied Resources

  • All readings and course notes

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Paramedic
  • Home health care
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Social work,
  • Aboriginal justice and criminology (ABJAC)
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Instructor: Carol MacKey

Carol MacKey

Phone: (306) 252-1000

Fax: (306) 252-2150

Sun West Distance Learning Centre

P.O. Box 370
408 - 5th Avenue
Kenaston, SK S0G 2N0


Phone: (306) 252-1000
Fax: (306) 252-2150