Indigenous Awareness: Towards Truth and Reconciliation
Students will select one aspect of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to
Action; for example, health, education, justice, child welfare, language and culture, media, sports, business, commemoration, etc.
1. Students will analyse pertinent documentation outlining the current state for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in Canada in this chosen area and why the Calls to Action include this area. Documentation analyzed will differ depending on the topic explored, but will include reference to course readings, government policy, statistical data, empirical research, peer reviewed articles, book chapters, websites, etc.
2. A further analysis will determine what actions are currently underway in response to the Calls to Action in the chosen area of concern.
3. The expectation is that both required texts for the course, Truth and Reconciliation (2015) and Simpson (2008) will be referred to extensively in the essay.
4. Finally, a key aspect of the paper will be to express the personal commitments the student will take towards reconciliation.