NDA3M Contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit Issues & Perspectives – Grade 11 (University/College)
PREREQUISITE: Grade 10 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada, Open, or Grade 10 Canadian History since World War I, Academic or Applied
GRADE: 11 (University/College)
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies
Learning to understand and appreciate diverse cultural perspectives, and to recognize that different cultures experience different realities, is an important aspect of becoming an engaged, thoughtful citizen in our increasingly interconnected world. NDA3M online provides students with an overview of the realities facing contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit at the community, regional, and national levels, and of the global context for those experiences. Students are given opportunities to analyze diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives on issues and events related to land, community, governance, identity, culture, and global trends. Through their investigations, students learn to determine what needs to change and why. Their exploration of the factors shaping social action, and of Indigenous approaches to leadership and governance, help students appreciate the resiliency and persistence of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures and identities in contemporary life, as well as the contribution that these cultures make to contemporary Canadian society.
UNIT ONEPolitical Inquiry and Skill Development
- In this unit, students will cover the political inquiry process and concepts of political thinking when investigating contemporary issues, events, and development relating to Indigenous peoples in Canada. Students will use the skills developed in this unit for their investigations into contemporary Indigenous realities and perspectives in Canada. By the end of this unit students will be able to identify careers where knowledge of Indigenous issues and these skills may be an asset.
Unit TwoCultural Identity and Cultural Continuity
- In this unit, students learn the importance of cultural revitalization as they explore the influences of colonialism, racism, stereotyping, and cultural leadership on cultural identity and cultural continuity.
UNIT THREESovereignty, Self-Governance and Community
- In this unit, students will cover concepts of Indigenous identity and how this has been impacted by colonization by examining the terms used by colonial governments to categorize and classify Indigenous peoples. students will also cover the actions taken by Indigenous peoples to assert their distinct identities and revitalize their cultural traditions.
UNIT FOURRelationships and Regional/National Perspectives
- In this unit, students will develop their understanding of political, constitutional, and legal issues affecting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit relations with non-Indigenous governments across Canada.
UNIT FIVELocal and Global Challenges
- In this unit, students will situate the issues facing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities in Canada within the context of current global cultural, environmental, and social justice trends. Students will compare responses to these trends in Canada with responses in other countries, and explore strategies to raise awareness of issues of concern to Indigenous peoples around the world.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of NDA3M online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
- Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for details on exam proctoring options.