Learning about the rich histories, philosophies, and cultures of Aboriginal peoples is critical to being engaged, informed members of Canadian society. Aboriginal peoples, their knowledge, and their viewpoints have been traditionally marginalized throughout Canada’s history. Only recently have educational institutions begun to place serious emphasis on the importance of Aboriginal studies.
Aboriginal Thought & Culture will examine topics such as Aboriginal history, art, philosophy, politics, and social patterns; the treatment of Aboriginal peoples and their cultures by Canadian political institutions; and decolonization and empowerment. The aim of the sessions will be to bring greater awareness to the varied historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
Thursdays, January 28-March 24
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Copper Room, Goldring Student Centre
There will be no session on Thursday, February 18, due to Reading Week.
Lunch will be provided at every session, including Halal, vegetarian, and vegan options. Most other dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.