Governments and Indigenous Spaces (HIST*3390) | College of Arts

Governments and Indigenous Spaces (HIST*3390)

Code and section: HIST*3390*01

Term: Fall 2018

Instructor: Brittany Luby


Course Synopsis:

HIST*3390 examines how colonial and neo-colonial governments interacted with Indigenous societies by restricting social, economic, and cultural activities. It will explore the day-to-day impacts of colonial and neo-colonial governments on Indigenous spaces. Engagement with case studies will deepen student understanding of both bureaucratic violence and Indigenous survivance.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

What Makes a Good Article? Analysis @ 20%
Primary Source Analysis @ 15%
Research Essay @ 20%
Final Exam @ 25%
Tutorial Participation @ 20%

Advice from Past Students:

1. Use the “Taking Notes for Seminar” template provided by Dr. Luby (or develop your own system for recording your thoughts on the assigned reading).
2. Bring a copy of the assigned reading to seminar.
3. Remember to apply the “What Makes a Good Article?” questions to your own work during the revision process. Would your final research essay qualify as “a good article”? If yes, submit confidently. If no, consider revising your draft before submission.

Texts and/or Resources Required Include All or Parts of:

Texts under consideration include:
Ila Bussidor and Ustun Bilgen-Reinart, eds. Night Spirits: The Story of the Relocation of the Sayisi Dene (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2000).
Janet Silman, ed., Enough is Enough: Aboriginal Women Speak Out (Toronto: Women’s Press, 1992).
Note: Both of the aforementioned texts are oral history collections.

Please note: this is a preliminary web description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.