IL Spring Course: Introduction to Indigenous Learning

Event Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2023 - 12:00am EDT to Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 12:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Web)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for fee inquiries.

2023 Spring Course in the Department of Indigenous Learning

  • Course Name: Introduction to Indigenous Learning
  • Course Code: INDI-1100-SDE
  • Credit Weight: 1.0 FCE
  • Delivery: Web/Asynchronous
  • Date Course Starts: Monday May 1, 2023
  • Date Course Ends: Tuesday July 25, 2023
  • Instructor: Dr. Kristin Burnett
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Course Classification: Type A: Humanities; Type B: Social Sciences; Type E: Indigenous Content
  • Course Description: This course serves as an introduction for students to the common theoretical concepts, approaches, methods, and related issues in the discipline of Indigenous Studies.

IL Summer Course: Education, Capital & the State

Event Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 2:30pm EDT to Monday, August 15, 2022 - 5:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Zoom course)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for course fee: studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca

The Department of Indigenous Learning is planning to offer a summer course!

INDI-4301-ADE/SOCJ-5020-ADE: Education, Capital & the State
(Zoom course)
July 4 – August 15, 2022
Monday to Thursday
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Dr. Robyn O'Loughlin

This course offers a historical critique of the rise of colonialism and governance, with particular focus on the education system. The first half of the course will focus on understanding the rise of colonialism and the impact in education. Literature and legislation will be examined to consider important socio-historical issues, racism, colonization and continued colonialism. Education is a large force behind the economy, so understanding educational influence is important in understanding capitalism. The second half will examine resistance movements led by Anishinaabe peoples. This course will offer discussions on how systems relying on colonization may be deconstructed and decolonized.

IL Summer Course: Intro to Indigenous Learning

Event Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 10:00am EDT to Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Zoom course)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for course fee: studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca

The Department of Indigenous Learning is planning to offer a summer course!

INDI-1100-ADE: Introduction to Indigenous Learning
(Zoom course)
July 4 – August 15, 2022
Monday to Thursday
10:00am-1:00pm
Instructor: Paul Burrows

This course provides an introduction to the experience of Indigenous Peoples before and after the arrival of Europeans. The aim of the course is to assist the student in exploring Indigenous traditions and understanding the current situation of Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous Learning Spring Course: Settler Colonialism

Event Date: 
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 11:30am EDT to Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Zoom course)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for course fee: studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca

The Department of Indigenous Learning is planning to offer a spring course!

INDI-4301/SOCJ-5020: Settler Colonialism 
(Zoom course)
May 3, 2021-July 27, 2021
Fridays
11:30am-2:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Travis Hay

This course offers a regional interrogation of settlercolonialism (and its resistance) in northern Ontario.The first half of the course offers a historical critiqueof the rise of colonial economies and governancesystems on the northern shore of the Great Lake. Inthe second half of the course, students will survey aseries of resistance movements led by Anishinabepeoples that includes but is not limited to: blockades,occupations of land, memory walks, communitypatrol groups, hunger strikes and other grassrootsagitations for justice in Anishinabe territory.

You can view the Pdf poster here.

For course information, please contact the Department of Indigenous Learning Administrative Assistant: ​IndigenousLearning@lakeheadu.ca

Indigenous Learning Spring Course: Policing Across Imperialism

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:30am EDT to Monday, June 14, 2021 - 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Web-based course)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for course fee: studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca

The Department of Indigenous Learning is Offering a Spring Course!

INDI-3110-SDI: Policing Across Imperialism (Web course)
May 25, 2021-June 14, 2021
Instructor: Dr. Angie Wong

 

This course examines the relationship between power and the police under three modes of imperialism: Classical Colonialism, Settler Colonialism and Post Colonialism. Students will read historic and contemporary texts about colonial resistance and the ways in which power and violence constituted the making of settler colonial countries such as Canada. We also consider policing beyond Canada and examine the colonial and post-colonial situations in places such as Algeria, Vietnam and India. By the end of this course, students will have a deeper understanding of the role of the police and policing institutions in the making of a nation state.

For course information, please contact the Department of Indigenous Learning Administrative Assistant: ​IndigenousLearning@lakeheadu.ca

Virtual Master of Education Open House

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 9:30am EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Ms. Sezen Atacan, SJE Graduate Liaison Officer
Event Contact Phone: 
(416) 978-0397
Event Contact E-mail: 

Interested in following a career path relevant to the field of social justice? The Department of Social Justice Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Toronto, would like to invite you to attend one of two upcoming virtual Master of Education Open House events.

Event Dates and Times: 

Session One - Saturday March 6th 2021 – 9:30am to 10:30am
Session Two – Saturday March 6th 2021 – 10:45am to 11:45am

Click here for a Pdf version of the 2-paged poster with the embedded links

 

Upcoming Talk "Care(ful) Disruption: Indigenous and Black Women’s Standpoints on Care as a Strategy of Resistance and Continuance"

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom/Online
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Whitney Wood
Event Contact E-mail: 
Care(ful) Disruption: Indigenous and Black Women’s Standpoints on 
Care as a Strategy of Resistance and Continuance
 
Indigenous and Black women in Canada have been critical to their communities as traditional healers, health care providers, activists, and spiritual guides. Yet, the voices and health concerns of Indigenous and Black women, apart from a few notable exceptions, are virtually absent from Canadian and feminist histories of health, and seldom prioritized in policy debates. This erasure, which is consequential of oppressive structures and supports the continuance of white supremacy, colonialism, and heteropatriarchy, has had devastating consequences for Indigenous and Black peoples in Canada who are grappling with poor health outcomes.

In this conversation, chaired by Dr. Kristin Burnett (Lakehead University, Department of Indigenous Learning), we centre gendered and racialized notions and histories of healing, and discuss ways in which universities can be sites of change through the privileging of Indigenous and Black theories, histories, and methods. Consideration is also given to the structural changes needed to create space for the embodiment of Indigenous and Black women’s notions of caring as a particular mode of scholarship.
 
Speakers:
 
Dr. Karen Flynn is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Gender and Women’s
Studies and the African American Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include migration and travel, Black Canada, health, popular culture, feminist, Diasporic and post-colonial studies. Her book won the Lavinia L. Dock Award from the American Association of the History of Nursing.
 
Dr. Lana Ray is an Anishinaabe scholar from Opwaaganasiniing. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University. She is committed to the use of Anishinaabe pedagogical practice and her work seeks to advance Indigenous social, cultural and political realities through resurgent and decolonial praxis.
 
Dr. Notisha Massaquoi is one of Canada’s leading experts in developing equity responsive organizations and served for 2 decades as the Executive Director of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre in Toronto. Her research focuses on health equity and anti-Black racism. She is currently a Provost Research Fellow at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. 
 
Support for this event is provided by: Gender & History; Vancouver Island University; the Canada Research Chairs Program; the Department of Indigenous Learning, Lakehead University; and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
 
For further information or to register, please contact Dr. Whitney Wood at
 

"Métis Way of Life" Fall 2020 Course

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 8:30am EDT to Monday, December 7, 2020 - 7:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online (Web Based Course)

The Department of Indigenous Learning is Offering "Métis Way of Life"

Course Code: INDI- 3110-FDE (Web Based)

Class Dates: September 8, 2020 to December 7, 2020.
Instructor: Bryanna Scott

Course Summary: In this course, we will explore and understand the historical and contemporary Metis way of life. The objectives of the course are to introduce the distinct characteristics of Metis culture including food, clothing, language, technology, music, dance, traditional values, family and community. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the origins of Metis culture and the distinct contributions the Metis culture brings to Canada.

"Decolonizing the Internet" web course (INDI-3110-ADE)

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 8:30am EDT to Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online (web courses)

This course uses the podcasts, memes, blogs, artistic creations, and other web-based productions of Indigenous scholars to form the basis of an exploration into the concepts and critiques central to the field of Indigenous Studies. Drawing on the podcasts of Ryan McMahon and Rick Harp, the Twitter Tutorials of Kim Tallbear, the blog entry essays of Chelsea Vowel, and the memes of Arnell Tailfeathers, the course asks students to imagine what decolonization looks like in the digital space and how this online work might translate into more material realms. In addition to online content, the course will introduce students to Indigenous scholarship theorizing issues of absence/presence, storytelling, and futurity.

This course will run online July 2, 2020 to August 13, 2020. The instructor is Dr. Travis Hay.

"Indigenous Peoples & the World" web course (INDI-4302-SDE)

Event Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online

A comparative overview of the experience of Indigenous Peoples; the North American experience compared to the contrasting life experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Australia, Russia and the Scandinavian countries. Issues considered will include traditional cultures and government policies.

 

This course will run online May 1st, 2020 to July 27th, 2020. The instructor is Dr. Julee Boan.

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