Subject: Indigenous Studies
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Indigenous Studies


This course introduces students to the broad issues relating to Indigenous People’s Health & Well-Being in Canada and internationally through a decolonizing lens. It will cover foundational historical, political, social, economic, cultural and contemporary determinants of health. These will include, but are not limited to, issues relating to treaties & health, Indigenous health traditions of healing and care, Indigenous cultural values on health & well-being, traditional medicines, colonialism and decolonization, Indigenous health status, Indigenous health services, impacts of social determinants of health, mental health issues including intergenerational trauma, environment related issues of food, water security and climate change, and impacts of Indigenous social movements, international cooperation, UNDRIP and TRC, and emerging Indigenous health research.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units 100-level INDG and 3 credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST.

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