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Not all of the courses below will necessarily be offered in any given year. For more information, please consult the relevant supplemental calendars. Subject to course exclusion and Faculty regulations, you may also complete courses offered outside of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for credit in INDG.

Note: We urge you to ensure you have complete all prerequisites for each course you wish to take. Prerequisites will not be waived for INDG.

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AP/INDG 1025 6.00

Ancient North America From the Last Ice Age to European Contact

This course studies the history of Indigenous people in North America from “time immemorial” to the regular settlement of Europeans in the 16th, 17th, and ...

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AP/INDG 1050 6.00

Introduction to Indigenous Studies

Students are introduced to Indigenous perspectives and issues in Canada, and critical thinking about settler colonialism at home and abroad. Topics include colonization histories, identity ...

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AP/INDG 2050 6.00

Indigenous Spiritualities in the Contemporary World

Indigenous spiritualities in this course are grounded in the contemporary worlds of the Indigenous peoples whose traditional territories lie in Ontario—the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Cree, and ...

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AP/INDG 2060 6.00

Treaties and the Indian Act

This course explores the nature of treaties, beginning with those negotiated between Indigenous nations, those between Indigenous peoples and European powers, and those between Indigenous ...

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AP/INDG 2070 6.00

Introduction to Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)

The Ojibwe language is based on a worldview that everything is alive; it is a descriptive language which describes things in terms of their relationship ...

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AP/INDG 2780 3.00

Indigenous Peoples and Education

This course examines educational policies and practices for Indigenous Peoples in Canada, including residential schooling, the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, the Truth and Reconciliation ...

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AP/INDG 2900 6.00

Global Indigenous Histories

This online course compares the histories of Indigenous peoples around the world. It explores Indigenous rights, lands and resource conflicts, Indigenous-state relations, language and cultural ...

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AP/INDG 3050 6.00

Indigenous Protocols and Methodologies

This course addresses issues that arise when conducting research with Indigenous peoples. Students explore topics such as decolonizing theory, story as method, research as ceremony, ...

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AP/INDG 3060 3.00

Indigenous Cultural Experience

This course enables students to engage in a three-credit independent study, involving cultural activity, such as ceremonies, Elders’ teachings or language classes. All of the ...

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AP/CLTR 3255 3.00

Imagining Indigeneity

Indigenous Cinema Studies:  This online course introduces students to Indigenous cinema and the literature of cinema studies produced in North America, although films from Mexico, ...

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AP/INDG 3310 6.00

Métis Issues in North America

Students learn about the history and literature of the Métis in their homelands and communities in North America. Topics include Métis identities, family histories, communities, ...

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AP/INDG 3380 6.00

Indigenous Women: Stories, Community and Ritual

Explores the power and authority that Indigenous women traditionally held within their communities and their contemporary struggles to re-empower themselves and strengthen their communities. Explores ...

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AP/INDG 3470 6.00

Black Indians and Native Black Relations

This course examines conceptual issues shaping racial formation for Black and Native peoples, histories of genocide and slavery, and the histories of Native-Black relations in ...

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AP/INDG 3535 3.00

Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment

This course addresses Indigenous peoples’ knowledges and perspectives on nature, land, and ecosystems. 

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AP/INDG 3536 3.00

Indigenous People, Legend and Memory

This course explores the relationship between  history, legend, and memory among Indigenous peoples in North America and internationally.

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AP/INDG 3538 6.00

Comparative Issues in Canadian and American Native Literature

This course examines similarities and contrasts in contemporary Native writers in Canada and the United States, exploring the many varied interpretations of Native historical experience, ...

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AP/GWST 3571 3.00

Race, Detention and Internment

The course analyses processes of colonialism, racialization and racism in historical and contemporary examples of the internment and detention of racialized individuals and groups by ...

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AP/INDG 3650 3.00

Urban Native Communities

With a focus on Toronto, this course challenges assumptions about Indigeneity and urbanity, explores emergent urban Native identity in the contexts of displacement, identity legislation ...

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AP/INDG 3839 3.00

Canadian Native Autobiography

 This course explores how Canadian Native writers have defined themselves and their world through unique representations of their own life stories. Students examine the contexts ...

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AP/INDG 3990 3.00

Directed Reading Course

Students may do supervised special study in one or two selected areas. Prerequisites: 48 credits, including at least 12 credits in Indigenous Studies; or, for ...

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AP/INDG 3990 6.00

Directed Reading Course

Students may do supervised special study in one or two selected areas. Prerequisites: 48 credits, including at least 12 credits in Indigenous Studies; or, for ...

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AP/INDG 4060 6.00

Indigenous Experience: Community-Based Knowledge

This course enables students to explore community-based Indigenous knowledge, through experiential education. Students work with Indigenous knowledge keepers with a focus on language acquisition, relationship ...

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AP/INDG 4070 6.00

Special Topics in Indigenous Studies

This course enables visiting scholars and experts in Indigenous Studies to offer a one-time course on a special topic relating to Indigenous Studies.

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AP/INDG 4070 3.00

Special Topics in Indigenous Studies

This course enables visiting scholars and experts in Indigenous Studies to offer a one-time course on a special topic relating to Indigenous Studies.

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AP/INDG 4301 3.00

Horror, Crime and the Law in Indigenous and African Diaspora Fiction and Performance

This online course engages with horror and crime fiction, films, plays, and the graphic novel, as well as the latter’s adaptations to multiplayer online gaming. ...

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AP/INDG 4302 3.00

African, African Diaspora, and Indigenous North American Speculative and Science Fiction

This online course examines African, African Diasporic and Indigenous North American speculative and science fiction as works of art, first and foremost, but also as ...

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AP/GWST 4526 6.00

Contesting Racial and Colonial Violence

The course critically analyzes representations of racial and colonial violence in scholarly and creative literature and media. It also examines how survivors and witnesses contest ...

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AP/INDG 4600 6.00

Research Seminar

This course provides an opportunity for the development and completion of a substantial project in research and writing at a more advanced level. It is ...

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AP/INDG 4705 6.00

Indigenous Theory

Provides a solid knowledge of the theoretical foundations of Indigenous studies, and a range of contemporary theoretical work by Indigenous scholars, addressing, among other subjects, ...

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AP/INDG 4750 3.00

Approaching Indigenous Media

This course focuses on forms of indigenous storytelling which underlie indigenous media. It explores indigeneity in popular culture, the history of indigenous broadcasting and broadcast ...

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AP/INDG 4765 6.00

Indigenous Literature, Survival and Sovereignty

This course explores the connections between Indigenous literature, community survival, and sovereignty through Indigenous novels, short stories, literary criticism, poetry, and drama.

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AP/INDG 4765 3.00

Indigenous Literature, Survival and Sovereignty

This course explores the connections between Indigenous literature, community survival, and sovereignty through Indigenous novels, short stories, literary criticism, poetry, and drama.

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AP/INDG 4770 3.00

First Nations Music and Cultural Regeneration

This is a music appreciation course—no prior knowledge of music is required. The course examines various forms of Indigenous music in Canada and the United ...

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AP/INDG 4770 6.00

First Nations Music and Cultural Regeneration

This is a music appreciation course—no prior knowledge of music is required. The course examines various forms of Indigenous music in Canada and the United ...

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AP/INDG 4800 6.00

Honours Thesis

Students will design and write a thesis in consultation with a faculty supervisor. Students must be accepted by a faculty supervisor before they can register ...

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