Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Learning Major) (TB) - Traditional Decision-Making

Indigenous Learning 2434 Traditional Decision-Making
Presents traditional decision-making of Indigenous Peoples as a "way of life". By understanding the patterns of life of Indigenous Peoples one can also acquire an understanding of governance. Beginning with the world view of Indigenous Peoples, followed by a discussion of the way of life as can be seen through activities such as fishing, hunting, trapping, berry picking and wild rice harvesting, the protocols and/or patterns of the decision-making process become apparent. Specific themes of discussion include consensus and consensus formation, directional leadership, stories and story telling, teaching of the Elders and the family/clan orientation of the decision-making process.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0