History of Indigenous North America – the Quick Version

We start with the basics of North American geography. We discuss of human origins in the Americas – from both scientific and traditional points of view.  We examine how, in different regions of North America, human societies developed in different ways. You make a poster exploring one aspect of pre-contact indigenous history. The test will coverContinue reading “History of Indigenous North America – the Quick Version”

Syllabus for Yukon First Nations Studies 12 (Spring 2015)

Expectations Be on time for every class, with all necessary materials ready. Be polite and respectful to each other, to me, and especially to guests. Take notes, and keep your binder organized and up-to-date. Hand in projects on time.  Late projects will suffer a -20% grade penalty. Produce quality work. In particular, all written assignments must consist of full sentences organizedContinue reading “Syllabus for Yukon First Nations Studies 12 (Spring 2015)”

First Nations people in film (in progress)

Lesson Schedule 1: The Importance of Representation 2-4: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner Extended Lesson Schedule (not for spring 2015): Concept and Importance of Representation.  Reel Injun chapter 1 (“Native Representation”). Postcolonial Theory (“Derision and Desire”). Reel Injun chapter 2 (“Native Americans from Hollywood to Wounded Knee”; “Birth of the Hollywood Indian”). Assignment: Comparison of Pocahontas, The New World, and Avatar). Stereotypes. ReelContinue reading “First Nations people in film (in progress)”