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FNGA 100 - Introduction to Indigenous Governance
A simple definition of governance is the ways that groups organize themselves and make decisions in pursuit of a particular outcome. This course introduces how Indigenous Peoples live in, create, or transform governance systems, rooted in their cultural practices, languages, laws, values, and their relationship with the non-human world (land, water, seasons, animals, etc). In this course, you will explore Indigenous governance practices and systems at a variety of scales: individual, interpersonal, family, collective, community, clan/kinship group, and nation. You will hear directly from Indigenous Peoples building and sustaining governance practices and systems rooted in cultural values and legal traditions, and engage with an assortment of Indigenous-centred, creative resource materials. You will be invited to explore your roles and responsibilities as change makers, Indigenous Peoples, treaty peoples, visitors, guests, and/or residents living on Indigenous lands.
If you are in the Indigenous Governance Degree Program, it is recommended that you take this course and FNGA 101: Governance and Land Claims in the same semester.
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