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Native Studies

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Expressions of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Cultures • Grade 9 • Open

This course This course explorers various First nations, Metis, and Inuit art forms (media arts, music, dance, drama, storytelling, visual art, installation and performance art, clothing design and architectural design), giving students the opportunity to create, present and analyse integrated art works infused with First nations, Metis and Inuit perspectives. Students will examine relationships between art forms and individual and cultural identities, histories, and values. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply art-related concepts, styles, and conventions and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to integrated art challenges.

Prerequisite:  None


English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices • Grade 11 • Workplace

This course focuses on content, forms, and style of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will investigate the connections between text forms and audiences on themes such as identity, culture, community, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media focusing on using language for practical and workplace purposes. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.

Prerequisite: ENG2D1, ENG2P1 OR ENG2L1


Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context • Grade 12 • University/College

This course examines historical and contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples from a global perspective. Students will explore the richness, depth, and diversity of Indigenous cultures, traditions and knowledge. They will consider how diverse Indigenous communities persevere despite recent global environmental and economic trends. Topics such as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance and protest for change will be investigated.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course Social Science and Humanities.