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 as well as, critiquing them.
- Use both emic and etic approaches in critiquing cultural issues related to Indigenous contexts.
- Describe and critique key issues affecting indigenous peoples from both a cultural and theological perspective.
- Develop and present a contextually appropriate solution to one of the identified issues.
- Forum (1,000 words) (20%)
- Oral presentation (30%)
- Essay (3,000 words) (50%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Archibald, Linda. Decolonization and healing: Indigenous experiences in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Greenland. Canberra: Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2006.
- Denzin, Norman K., Yvonna S. Lincoln, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith, eds. Handbook of critical and indigenous methodologies. Sage, 2008.
- Fixico, Donald L., The American Indian Mind in a Linear World, New York: Routledge, 2003
- Kovach, Margaret. Indigenous methodologies: Characteristics, conversations, and contexts. University of Toronto Press, 2010.
- Mar, Tracey Banivanua. Decolonisation and the Pacific: indigenous globalisation and the ends of empire. Sydney: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Nakata, Martin N. Disciplining the savages, savaging the disciplines. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007.
- Price, Kaye. Knowledge of Life: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. Sydney: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Rynkiewich, Michael., Soul, Self, and Society: A Postmodern Anthropology for Mission in a Postcolonial World Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2011
- Stonechild, Blair, The New Buffalo: The struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in Canada. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2006.
- Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. Second edition. ed. London: Zed Books, 2012.