NATI-4587EL – From the Fourth World: International Aboriginal Perspectives on Current Global Issues

Brings international Aboriginal perspectives to the analysis of contemporary global problems that affect the environment and humanity. Definitions of progress are critiqued and the implications of contemporary industrial and consumer culture for the future of human societies are studied within the framework of the primal insights, values and definitions of community shared by Aboriginal peoples around the globe. The potential relevance of Aboriginal bodies of knowledge and wisdom to the search for solutions to contemporary environmental problems and survival issues is examined and assessed. PREREQ: NATI 3205 or dept.’s permission. (lec 1, sem 2) cr 3

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