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Native Studies

 

Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures, Grade 9 – Open NAC1O

Prerequisite: None
This course will explore a variety of contemporary and traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art forms such as new media, storytelling, installation and performance art. Students will examine the interrelationships between Aboriginal art forms and individual and cultural identities and values. They will create art works to express their own ideas and understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles.

English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 – College Preparation NBE3C

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
This course focuses on themes, forms, and styles of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will study changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in practical and academic life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.

English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 – Workplace Preparation NBE3E

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
This course focuses on content, forms, and style of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will investigate the connections between text forms and audiences on themes such as identity, culture, community, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media focusing on using language for practical and workplace purposes. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.

Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada – University/College Preparation NDA3M

Prerequisite: Grade 10 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada, Open, or Grade 10 Canadian History
This course focuses on existing and emerging issues of national and regional importance of concern to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will analyze diverse perspectives from a variety of sources such as media, academic works and public opinion polls on events and developments related to land, community, governance, identity and culture. Using political thinking concepts and the political inquiry process students will explore their own and others’ ideas, investigate an issue to determine what needs to change, why and appropriate problem-solving strategies.

Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context – University/College Preparation NDW4M

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