Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Describe a range of perspectives held by Indigenous peoples, and articulate issues from an insider perspective before, and as well as, critiquing them.
- Use both emic and etic approaches in critiquing cultural issues related to Indigenous contexts.
- Articulate and describe key issues affecting Indigenous peoples from both a cultural and theological perspective
- Develop a contextually appropriate solution to one of the identified issues.
- One essay (2,000 words) (50%)
- Face to face sessions during Symposium (1,500 words) (15%)
- Pre and post course reading report (1,500 words) (15%)
- Online forum interactions (1,000 words) (20%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Fixico, Donald L., The American Indian Mind in a Linear World, New York: Routledge, 2003
- Rainbow Spirit Elders. Rainbow spirit theology: Towards an Australian aboriginal theology. Victoria: HarperCollinsReligious, 1997
- Rynkiewich, Michael., Soul, Self, and Society: A Postmodern Anthropology for Mission in a Postcolonial World Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2011
- Salzman, Philip Carl and Patricia C. Rice, Thinking Anthropologically: A Practical Guide for Students. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011
- Stonechild, Blair, The New Buffalo: The struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in Canada. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2006.
- Woodley, Randy S., Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2012.