From the Fourth World: International Indigenous Perspectives on Current Global Issues
This course covers international Indigenous perspectives on the analysis of contemporary global problems that affect the environment and humanity. Definitions of progress are critiqued and the implications of contemporary industrial and consumer culture for the future of human societies are studied within the framework of the primal insights, values and definitions of community shared by Indigenous peoples around the globe. The relevance of Indigenous bodies of knowledge and wisdom to the search for solutions to contemporary environmental problems and human survival is assessed. PREREQ: a minimum of 30 university credits, including INDG/NATI 3205 or department's permission. (lec 1, sem 2) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both INDG 4587 and NATI 4587.