Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Indigenous Perspectives on Global Issues
0.5 Credit

This course reflects widely on indigenous peoples and their identity in the context of global issues of development, the environment and poverty reduction. New approaches to indigenous identity and rights will be examined at the national and international level, through an examination of United Nations initiatives, development banks, constitutional reform, and the growth of indigenous organizations at the local, national and regional levels. The notions of "self-development," "autonomous development" and "development with identity" will be discussed and explored.

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