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Government and Politics of Indigenous People

An historical examination of the leadership and politics in Canada’s indigenous communities, with a particular focus on pre-contact political structures, the Indian Act and its consequences and contemporary social questions.

INDIG ST 3J03

Government and Politics of Indigenous People

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Winter, Fall Offered?: Yes

An historical examination of the leadership and politics in Canada’s indigenous communities, with a particular focus on pre-contact political structures, the Indian Act and its consequences and contemporary social questions.


Three hours; (lectures and seminars); one term Prerequisite: Three units of Level II Indigenous Studies or permission of the instructor Crosslist: POL SCI 3C03