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 examines traditional and contemporary approaches to disaster risk reduction (DRR) as practiced by Indigenous communities. Drawing on Indigenous philosophical traditions and adaptions in the face of colonization, topics examined will include: Indigenous interpretations of natural hazards, risk, vulnerability and resilience; the regulation of Indigenous planning and development; the role of Indigenous Knowledge in disaster response and recovery; the participation of Indigenous Peoples in provincial, federal and international disaster management; and the implementation of Indigenous DRR strategies in the 21st Century.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units INDG courses.
Note: Students with credit for INDG 398 International Indigenous Disaster Risk Reduction may not take this course for credit.

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