Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 1.5 Lecture hours and 1.5 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
In this course, we will focus primarily on the multiple physical, mental, and spiritual health risks that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples have faced as a direct result of European exploration, missionization, trade, and colonization from 1492 to present day. We will consider Indigenous teachings and practices related to health and wellness both before and after European contact. We will also consider how new disease epidemics, poverty, food insecurity, the delivery (or withholding) of Western style medical care, and institutionalization in schools and hospitals affected Indigenous peoples’ health status over time.
Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units HIST at the 200-level; or 60 credit units of university studies; or by permission of the instructor
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