HGSE 371 - Re-storying History: Indigenous Perspectives
Weekly synchronous classes Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm Pacific
This course grounds student learning about Indigenous histories and “re-storying” by presenting the history of Haida Gwaii through Haida perspectives with stories of contemporary Haida events as well as origin stories and oral histories of the land and people. In this course students will explore the diversity of Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and Canada and consider the unique histories and relationships that Indigenous groups have with the federal, provincial and territorial governments. Topics covered in the course include: early contact with Europeans; colonialism in Canada and around the globe; Canadian and international reconciliation initiatives, and Indigenous stewardship and activism. Throughout the course, students will be reflecting on their own places of origin and histories and examine their positionality in the context of these histories leading to where they are today. As part of the Haida Gwaii Semester in Community Resilience, the purpose of this course is to have both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students share a common knowledge of the history on Turtle Island/North America, and in doing so better understanding their own home communities.
Mandatory: Unsettling Canada by Arthur Manuel (2015); and, Out of Concealment: Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii by Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson (2017)
Recommended: Athlii Gwaii: Upholding Law on Lyell Island by Jisgang Nika Collison (2018); and, A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System by John Milloy (2017)
HGSE 320A - Marine Conservation in British Columbia
Weekly synchronous classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm Pacific
Building on successful experiences in marine conservation through a series of online lectures and talks, this class is designed to provide students the exposure to different perspectives and methodologies applied to the conservation of marine environments in British Columbia. Selected guest speakers will provide students with opportunities for real-world experience of local culture, tradition and history, local and community-led conservation initiatives, and marine protected areas. The course will cover foundational topics and key ecological, socio-economic, and cultural perspectives in the broader field of marine conservation.