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

Governments and Indigenous Spaces (HIST*3390)

Code and section: HIST*3390*01

Term: Fall 2019

Instructor: TBA

Details

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:

Seminar Panel Questioner @ 15%
Seminar Panel Discussant @ 15%
Audience Participant @ 10%
Documentary Analysis I @ 5%
Proposal with Annotated Bibliography @ 15%
Documentary Analysis II @ 5%
Primary Source Analysis @ 15%
Final Research Essay @ 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. Proofread your assignments (this includes footnotes) 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).
Keith Smith, ed., Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014).

Note: Night Spirits and Enough is Enough 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.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.