3. Aboriginal Issues in British Columbia
Watch the documentary The Fallen Feather: Indian Industrial Residential Schools and Canadian Confederation. Write a critical reflection on the role of the residential schools in Canadian nation building.
Choose one known sacred place in your region and make a presentation on why this place is sacred, how it is being protected or what steps might be done to better protect it.
Choose one of the ongoing treaty negotiations. Create a presentation that summarizes the historical claim, the process leading to negotiation and the status of negotiations.
Volunteer with an organization that advocates for or go to an event that is about the experiences of Aboriginal communities. Write a critical reflection that analyzes the educational value of your experience, outlines the major things you learned and proposes ways to improve, contribute or share the experience.
Complete the following case study: Ethnobotany. This case study aims to explore respectful ways to learn about and engage with traditional knowledge about plants found on the UBC campus, and the historical and contemporary relationships that occur between plants and people.
Complete the following case study: Indigenous Food Sovereignty This case study examines issues related to Indigenous food sovereignty in the context of the UBC campus – including the colonialization and transformation of traditional regional food systems, land rights and access, and pathways to decolonizing research and relationships.