This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2017 to April 2018.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2017-2018, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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INDG 107.3 — 1(3L-1S alt weeks)
Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies

This course aims to develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills and provide the background necessary for advanced Indigenous Studies courses. Through course lectures and seminar discussions this course presents an overview of Aboriginal societies across Saskatchewan and Canada by linking processes of the past with contemporary issues.

Note: Students with credit for NS 105, NS 106 (formerly NS 110), or NS 107 may not take this course for credit. This course was lablled NS 107 until 2015. All students in this course will participate in an experiential learning activity which will require 3-5 hours to complete.


INDG 210.3 — 1/2(3L)
Indigenous Ways of Knowing

This course introduces students to the rich and complex natures, forms and diversities of Indigenous Knowledge in comparative and local contexts. The focus will be on the relevance of local/traditional/Indigenous knowledge to decolonization, environmental sustainability, and self-governance.

Note: Students with credit for NS 210 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 210 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 212.3 — 1/2(3L)
Nehiyaw Tapsinowin Cree Cultural Histories

This is an introductory survey course of Cree cultural histories in North America with emphasis on Cree societies, experiences, resiliency strategies, and perspectives in present-day Saskatchewan. It will provide deeper insights into Cree history and life, knowledge translation, nihiyawéwin (Cree language, Cree speaking), the historical roots of contemporary issues, community engagement and research. Students will have the opportunity to work with Elders on research projects and gain experiential knowledge through participation in Cree social and cultural activities.

Note: Students with credit for NS 212 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 212 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 214.3 — 1/2(3L)
Saulteaux Cultural Expressions

This course aims to develop a critical awareness of the regeneration of Saulteaux values as evidenced in ethnohistory, language, literature and oral tradition. Students will gain familiarity with linguistic features of the language, the history of Saulteaux First Nations in Saskatchewan, and commonalities with other regional contexts and dialects of Anishinaabe. Students will relate historical and cultural information to the contemporary context. Elder’s teachings will comprise a significant portion of course instruction. Format will be lectures, Elder's discourse, readings, guest speakers, film, research and reflective writing.

Note: Students with credit for NS 298 Saulteaux Cultural Expressions or NS 214 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 214 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 215.3 — 1/2(3L)
Metis Political and Poetic Writing

Through lectures, readings, seminar workshops and research, students will examine Métis writing for political and poetic themes such as identity, sovereignty, government relations, Indigenous rhetoric, identity, and worldview. The course will draw upon examples of historic and contemporary writing from speeches, essays, poetry, biography, novels, correspondence, songs, plays, and writing in public spaces.

Note: Students with credit for NS 298 Métis Political and Poetic Writing or NS 215 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 215 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 220.3 — 2(3L)
Aboriginal Rights and the Courts

Will review the major court decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada, U.S. Supreme Court, various provincial courts, and other tribunals that have shaped the scope of Aboriginal rights in Canada. In addition, the course will examine the role that Indigenous Studies scholars can play in court proceedings.

Note: Students with credit for NS 220 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 220 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 221.3 — 2(3L)
Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Examines issues around Indigenous foods looking at contributions, impacts and threats within a local and global context. Historically many of the world's foods originate and have been adapted by Indigenous peoples and were the basis for thriving local economies. Modern developments are having major social, cultural and health impacts on Indigenous communities. This course will examine some of those impacts and what Indigenous peoples and their allies are doing to restore and preserve local economies.

Note: Students with credit for NS 480 or NS 221 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 221 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 230.3 — 1/2(3L)
Gender in Traditional and Contemporary Indigenous Societies

This course focuses on a wide range of Indigenous gender issues and provides valuable information about past and current Indigenous male and female gender roles. Emphasis is placed on the historical context as a means of understanding the effects of colonialism, sexism, and racism on the lived experiences of Indigenous men and women. Current theories and methodologies of Indigenous feminism will be explored.

Note: Students with credit for NS 298 Gender in Traditional and Contemporary Indigenous Societies or NS 230 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 230 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 241.3 — 1/2(3L)
Weaving Indigenous Science and Western Science

What is science? Is Indigenous knowledge scientific knowledge? These and related questions are addressed in this course through an exploration of Indigenous and Western scientific ways of understanding nature and the universe. The course is designed to develop students' scientific literacy and cultural competence, providing a foundation for future learning and/or work with science and Indigenous peoples. Special attention will be paid to the ways that these knowledge systems situate humans in relation to the natural world. This class uses online learning; readings; classroom discussions; field experiences; and visits with Elders, scientists, and knowledge keepers to explore the tensions, complementarities, and combined possibilities of Indigenous and Western science.

Note: This intensive course utilizes online learning, classroom learning, and three full days of land-based experiential learning (one urban and two wilderness days). Students enrolling in this course will be responsible for providing their own transportation, food, and other equipment as required. Students with credit for NS 241 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 241 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 255.3 — 1/2(3L)
Cultural Survival of Aboriginal Family

Studies the adaptations and persistence of family as the fundamental unit of social and political organization of Aboriginal society from mid-19th century to the present. Topics to be considered are kinship, marriage, birth culture, child rearing, rites of passage, education, and interface with Canadian institutions and mainstream cultural expectations. Format is lectures, readings, seminars, guest speakers, film and research.

Note: Students with credit for NS 298 Cultural Survival of Aboriginal Family or NS 255 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 255 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 256.3 — 2(3L)
A Critical Survey of the History of Indigenous Child Welfare in Canada

This course will examine the development and practice of Aboriginal Child Welfare in Canada from historic to contemporary times. Within a framework of examining the issue of Aboriginal control of child welfare as a right within the inherent right of self-government, major themes and concepts to be explored will include the “best interests of the child and Western liberal individual rights principles,” “rights of the First Nations child,” “over-representation” issues and challenges faced by First Nations controlled Family and Child Services. Additional areas of “child welfare” will also be examined. It will also consider critical/Indigenous perspective related to central themes, discourses and concepts within Aboriginal Child Welfare policy and practice. The course format includes lectures, readings, case studies, guest speakers, film and research.

Note: Students with credit for NS 298.3 A Critical Survey of the History of Indigenous Child Welfare in Canada or NS 256 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 256 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 261.3 — 1/2(3L/S)
Aboriginal Intellectual and Cultural Traditions in Western Canada

Emphasis is on the First Nations and Metis peoples of Western Canada. Emphasis will be placed on the historical significance of worldviews as captured in their intellectual and cultural traditions. In order to explore these traditions, this course will focus on examining First Nations and Metis history in the late eighteenth century through to the mid-nineteenth century. Assignments will help the student develop tools of analysis essential to the development of research and writing skills.

Note: Students with credit for NS 260 or NS 261 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 261 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 262.3 — 1/2(3L/S)
Aboriginal Narratives of Historical Memory

Emphasis will be on the narratives detailing the historical situations of First Nations and Metis peoples of Western Canada. This course is designed to demonstrate and analyze the development of these Aboriginal societies culturally, politically, economically and socially beginning in the late nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on the historical significance of Aboriginal societies in the development of Western Canada as well as their contemporary position.

Note: Students with credit for NS 260 or NS 262 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 262 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 264.3 — 1/2(3L)
Aboriginal People and Canadian Politics

An analysis of contemporary Canadian political and administrative processes as they affect Indigenous Peoples. Emphasis will be placed on the Federal system of government and its effects on Indigenous identity, community programs and local autonomy.

Note: Students with credit for NS 207, NS 263, or NS 264 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 264 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 265.3 — 1/2(3L)
Aboriginal People and Development

Surveys the historic, political and economic causes of Aboriginal underdevelopment. Government-sponsored development projects will be examined and new strategies for Aboriginal economic development will be explored.

Note: Students with credit for NS 304, NS 365, or NS 265 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 265 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 270.6 — 1&2(3L)
Literature of Native North America

Surveys literature (folklore, biography, drama, poetry and novels) about and by the Indigenous Peoples of North America. A multifaceted approach (aesthetic, linguistic, historical, and cultural) will be employed in examining this literature.

Note: Students with credit for NS 211 or NS 270 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 270 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 272.3 — 1/2(3L)
Native American USA

A history of American Indians from the contact period to the development of government policies. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the American treaties, the removal of the Eastern tribes to the Midwest, the termination policy, and contemporary issues will be discussed.

Note: Students with credit for NS 213, NS 272, or NS 372 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 272 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107 or INDG 107 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 273.3 — 1/2(3L)
North American Indigenous Gangs A Comparison of Canada and the United States

This course will examine Canadian Aboriginal and American Indian gangs. Students will consider the historical and societal context within which Indigenous gangs are produced leading to an increased awareness and understanding of Indigenous youth participation in gangs. Some topics to be covered include: reservation/reserve and urban connections, the inter-generational impacts of the residential/boarding school, female gangs/gang members, institutionalized (criminal justice system) interactions, and the impact of prisons on the perpetuation of Indigenous gangs.

Note: Students with credit for NS 273 or NS 298.3 North American Indigenous Gangs: A Comparison of Canada and the United States may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 273 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 280.6 — 1&2(2L-1S)
Metis History in Western Canada

Through lectures and seminar readings, the origin and development of the Metis is analyzed. Emphasizes the historical significance of the Metis in the development of Western Canada. Discusses contemporary issues of the Metis.

Note: Students with credit for NS 200 or NS 280 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 280 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 281.3 — 1/2(2L-1S)
First Nations History in Western Canada

Traces the history of Western Canadian First Nations from the earliest contact to the present era.

Note: Students with credit for NS 203 or NS 281 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 281 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 107.3 or INDG 107.3 and 3 additional credit units from ANTH, ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


INDG 298.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

Note: This course was labeled NS 298 until 2015.


INDG 299.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Note: This course was labeled NS 299 until 2015.


INDG 302.6 — 1&2(3S)
Seminar in Indian History

Through seminar presentations and readings, examines major developments and themes in Canadian Indian history.

Note: Students with credit for NS 302 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 302 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units in Native Studies or Indigenous Studies


INDG 320.3 — 1/2(3L)
Transnational Indigenous Activism

This course provides an analysis of historical Indigenous activism and resistance, specifically Red Power, in a transnational context. Emphasis will be placed on case studies of specific groups such as the American Indian Movement, as well as broad topics and theoretical concepts of militancy, radicalism, direct action, Red Power, and Indigenous women’s activism. Geographical focus will be on Indigenous North America, particularly Canada and the United States.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units INDG courses


INDG 331.3 — 1/2(3S)
Colonialism and Decolonization

This is a seminar course exploring the theoretical and practical manifestations of colonialism throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, particularly in settler-colonial societies like Canada. Specific emphasis will be given to decolonization as a program that dismantles colonial systems and expands Indigenous intellectual horizons.

Note: Students with credit for NS 331 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 331 until 2015.
Note: Students are recommended to complete NS 264 or INDG 264 prior to the beginning of this course.
Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units in Indigenous Studies


INDG 340.3 — 1/2(3S)
Theory and Aboriginal Societies

Designed to enhance understanding and application of theories arising from Aboriginal Societies. Primary focus is on Aboriginal intellectual traditions and their role within the academic discourse that is effecting a change in the manner in which scholarship about Aboriginal peoples and societies is constructed.

Note: Students with credit for NS 340 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 340 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 261 or INDG 261 and NS 262 or INDG 262 and 6 credit units 200-level Native Studies or Indigenous Studies


INDG 341.3 — 1/2(3S)
Indigenous Economic and Social Participation in the Fur Trade

This course offers Indigenous perspectives of economic, social, and cultural aspects of the Aboriginal fur trade in Western Canada particularly in the subarctic geographical area. Through lectures, readings, films, and assignments students will become familiar with various interpretations of the western Canadian fur trade and its role in Aboriginal economies, and cosmologies. Emphasis will be placed on the numerous ways that Indigenous Peoples participated in and shaped the fur trade to suit their needs. It will emphasize economic changes and adaptations made by participating Plains and Plateau Aboriginal groups. It will highlight the roles of women who through familial liaisons with European traders contributed their labour as wives, mothers, guides, interpreters, and provisioners. The impact of European disease will also be discussed.

Note: Students with credit for NS 341 or NS 398 Indigenous Peoples and the Fur Trade may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 341 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 261 or INDG 261, NS 262 or INDG 262, and 6 credit units 200-level NS or INDG course


INDG 350.6 — 1&2(3L)
Indigenous Studies Research

Develops student understandings of research methodologies, concepts and practices in Indigenous Studies.

Note: Students with credit for NS 309 or NS 350 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 350 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 261 or INDG 261, NS 262 or INDG 262, and 6 credit units 200-level NS or INDG.


INDG 351.3 — 1/2(3L)
Indigenous Oral Histories Research

This course explores the forms, qualities, diversities and cultural foundations of Indigenous oral narratives, and addresses practical aspects of gathering, recording, interpreting and utilizing them.

Note: Students with credit for NS 351 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 351 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 210 or INDG 210, and 6 credit units 200-level NS or INDG


INDG 361.3 — 1/2(3L)
Indigenous Community Development in the 21st Century

Course examines obstacles to and strategies for community development. Students will be encouraged to explore possible models that First Nations, Metis and other economically marginalized communities can employ. Beginning with a theoretical understanding of community economic development this course will provide students will a sound grounding on how and why underdevelopment exists. This course will look at community development theories and practices that focus on local and sustainable principles as well as ones that reflect Indigenous values of holism and community well-being.

Prerequisite(s): INDG 265


INDG 362.3 — 1/2(3S)
Aboriginal People and Northern Development

This research seminar will build upon topics covered in NS 265.3 Aboriginal People and Development but with a focus on northern development, including the socio-cultural and economic impacts of large-scale development projects, land claims and renewable resources, and other development issues as they affect northern Aboriginal Peoples.

Note: Students with credit for NS 362, NS 401, NS 462 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 362 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 265 or INDG 265 and 6 credit units 200-level NS or INDG.


INDG 366.6 — 1&2(3S)
Indigenous Peoples and Nation States

Issues of concern for Indigenous peoples globally are considered, and analogies to the Canadian Indigenous context made.

Note: Students with credit for NS 305 or NS 366 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 366 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 261 or INDG 261, NS 262 or INDG 262, and 6 credit units 200-level NS or INDG.


INDG 370.6 — 1&2(3L)
Images of Indigenous North America

Examines how the various historical and contemporary images or representations emerged and changed over time and the cultural world views, ideas and values behind the images. Further discussion will centre around how these images affect our relationships with each other. After critical analysis of images, strategies for changing images will be explored. This will be done through interactive lectures, presentations, group and individual activities, critical viewing and analysis of photographs, films, videos, magazines, newspapers, and other popular media forms.

Note: Students with credit for NS 208 or NS 370 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 370 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 261 or INDG 261, NS 262 or INDG 262, and 6 credit units 200-level NS or INDG.


INDG 371.3 — 1/2(3L)
Indigenous Women

Building upon the foundation provided in INDG 230.3 Indigenous Gender, this seminar and lecture based course on Indigenous women provides an in-depth examination of the position of women in traditional pre-contact Indigenous societies and the changes to that position over time wrought by colonialism. This course also addresses contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous women and their communities and the various strategies being implemented to address them.

Prerequisite(s): INDG 230.3


INDG 373.3 — 1/2(3L)
Indigenous Masculinities in the Global Context

Though the literature on masculinity has increased dramatically in the last 15 years, researchers have only recently begun to explore the notion of Indigenous masculinities. The majority of research has emerged in the pacific islands and Africa, but has garnered sparse attention in North America. Through articles and books, lectures, class discussion, and written assignments, this course will introduce students to the issues of masculinity from global Indigenous perspectives and provide an introduction to the general masculinity literature. The course will explore to what degree the notions of masculinity in general, and global Indigenous masculinities specifically, applies to the North American context.

Note: Students with credit for NS 373 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 373 until 2015.
Note: NS 271.3 is a recommended course.
Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units in NS or INDG


INDG 398.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Note: This course was labeled NS 398 until 2015.


INDG 399.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses

Note: This course was labeled NS 399 until 2015.


INDG 410.3 — 1/2(3S)
Aboriginal Self Determination Through Mitho Pimachesowin Ability to Make a Good Living

The course examines a range of contemporary issues relating to the conceptual foundations of Aboriginal Self Determination. Historically, the Aboriginal “Way of Life” had spiritual roots and encompassed all of life, and this holistic perspective continues to influence modern developments in varying degrees. This class will introduce students to the Cree concept of Mitho Pimachesowin (ability to make a good living) and its application to contemporary initiatives in Aboriginal Self Determination. It will also explore its related elements of autonomy, kinship, work ethic, respect, responsibility and resilience.

Note: Students with credit for NS 410 or NS 498.3 Aboriginal Self Determination Through Mitho-Pimachesowin (Ability to Make a Good Living) may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 410 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): 18 credit units NS or INDG or permission of the instructor


INDG 430.3 — 1/2(3S)
Issues in Cultural Preservation

This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to explore issues of cultural preservation. The objective of the course is to allow students to examine how Aboriginal cultural preservation does or can affect areas important to Aboriginal people. Topics to be covered in the course include cultural representations in museums, repatriation, archaeology, governance, economic development, health, contemporary music, film, youth, urban, resource management, law, and sports, among others. This course has three basic goals: to discuss aspects that form the foundation of current cultural preservation initiatives, to acquaint students with principles of cultural preservation, and to examine how these principles can be applied to different activities, in a way that ensures Aboriginal cultural preservation.

Note: Students with credit for NS 430 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 430 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units in senior NS or INDG courses, or permission from the instructor.


INDG 440.3 — 1/2(3S)
Theoretical Perspectives in Indigenous Studies

Examines the concept of global Indigeneity, and the utility of this concept for understanding the Aboriginal contexts. Topics may include: underdevelopment, colonialism, internal colonialism, imperialism, and the metropolis-hinterland paradigm.

Note: Students with credit for NS 403 or NS 440 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 440 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 350 or INDG 350 and 12 credit units in senior NS or INDG courses.


INDG 450.6 — 1&2(3S)
Applied Research in Aboriginal Communities

Applied research on Saskatchewan Aboriginal Communities that utilizes both written and oral sources.

Note: Students with credit for NS 404 or NS 450 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 450 until 2015.
Prerequisite(s): NS 350 or INDG 350 and 12 credit units in senior NS or INDG courses.


INDG 451.6 — 1&2(3R)
Advanced Research Paper

The student will develop a research prospectus, undertake the research, and present a final report under the direction of a faculty advisor. Topics are open, subject to the availability of a faculty advisor.

Note: Students with credit for NS 402 or NS 451 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 451 until 2015.
Note: Students planning to register in this course must submit a proposal before August 15th.
Prerequisite(s): NS 350 or INDG 350 and 12 credit units in senior NS or INDG courses.


INDG 498.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Note: This course was labeled NS 498 until 2015.


INDG 499.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Note: This course was labeled NS 499 until 2015.


INDG 802.3 — 1/2(3S)
Applied Native Studies Research Methods

Emphasizes the development of skills to conduct research on, for and with Indigenous peoples. Technical skills, evaluation skills and ethical issues will be addressed.

Note: Students with credit for NS 802 or ERES 810 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 802 until 2015.


INDG 803.3 — 1/2(3S)
Theoretical Issues in Native Studies

Critically examines theoretical developments in Indigeous Studies and relevant cognate disciplines, such as Sociology, History, and Anthropology where Indigenous issues are being addressed.

Note: Students with credit for NS 803 may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 803 until 2015.


INDG 810.3 — 1/2(3S)
Aboriginal Self Determination Through Mitho Pimachesowin

Explores a range of Aboriginal conceptual foundations of Aboriginal Self Determination and examines the emerging application of "Mitho Pimachesowin" in Aboriginal development. Historically, the Aboriginal "Way of Life" had spiritual roots and encompassed all of life, and this holistic perspective continues to influence modern developments in varying degrees. This class will introduce students to the Cree concept of Mitho Pimachesowin (ability to make a good living) and will also explore the related elements of autonomy, kinship, work ethic, respect, responsibility and resilience as they apply to contemporary initiatives in Aboriginal Self Determination

Permission of the department is required
Note: Students with credit for NS 810 or NS 898 Aboriginal Self Determination Through Mitho-Pimachesowin may not take this course for credit. This course was labeled NS 810 until 2015.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate Studies and Research


INDG 898.3
Special Topics

Concentrated reading and research in selected areas of Indigenous Studies.

Note: This course was labeled NS 898 until 2015.


INDG 899.6
Special Topics

Concentrated reading and research in selected areas of Indigenous Studies.

Note: This course was labeled NS 899 until 2015.


INDG 990
Seminar

All students will be required to register in and attend for one year INDG 990 (Graduate Seminar) and offer one seminar on their thesis research prior to graduation.

Note: This course was labeled NS 990 until 2015.


INDG 994
Research

Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.

Note: This course was labeled NS 994 until 2015.


INDG 996
Research

Students writing a Ph.D. thesis must register in this course.

Note: This course was labeled NS 996 until 2015.