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Aboriginal Studies with Heather starts TOMORROW!


Starting on Wednesday, March 7th at 12:45 pm.



Aboriginal Studies (10/20) 2018 Potential for 6 credits


While enrolled in Aboriginal Studies students will have an opportunity to engage with and appreciate the traditional and contemporary culture of many different Indigenous peoples in Canada. Particularly those located within the Treaty 7 traditional territory.


These activities can include:

• Cultural teachings with Elders

• Engage with wisdom traditions

• Discuss the local history of Treaty 7 territory

• Appreciate how oral traditions influence ideas, perspectives, and interpretations

• Appreciate the diversity of the traditional culture of the Indigenous peoples of Canada

• Explore and understand the significance of the Numbered Treaties

• Participate in Sharing/Talking Circles


Week 1

Wednesday, Feb. 14th

Blanket Exercise (Elder) 1-3pm @ ACE

Week 2

March 7th

Coursework (Worldview/creation stories)

Theme 2

Week 3

March 14th

Coursework & cooking (Bannock & Berry Soup)

Theme 1  ELDER

Week 4

March 20/21st

Fishing Education (1 credit)

Week 5

March 28th (9am-12)


Week 6

April 11th

Galt Museum 10:30-12:00 (Blackfoot Diet & Medicine)

Week 7

April 18th


Week 8

April 25th

Coursework & Dreamcatchers (Catherine Turcato)

Theme 4

Week 9

May 9th

Coursework -Theme 3


Week 9

May 16th

Outdoor cooking (1 credit)

Week 10

May 23rd

Camping & Healing Ceremony (ELDER)

Week 12

June 6th (all day)

Final project- outdoor survival skills (1 credit)

Week 13

June 13th

National Indigenous Day planning

Final project

June 21st

National Indigenous Day


The four themes in Aboriginal Studies 10 are: • Origin and Settlement Patterns • Aboriginal Worldviews • Political and Economic Organization • Aboriginal Symbolism and Expression


The four themes in Aboriginal Studies 20 are: The Métis: Conflict and Cultural Change • Treaties and Cultural Change • Legislation, Policies and Cultural Change • Schooling and Cultural Change.


The four themes in Aboriginal Studies 30 are: Aboriginal Rights and Self-government • Aboriginal Land Claims • Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian Society • Aboriginal World Issues.