Native Studies 325

Aboriginal Self-Government: A Comparative Perspective

Course details

This course explores the implementation of the concept of Aboriginal self-government undertaken by Aboriginals in Canada and in other countries such as Nicaragua, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, the United States of America, Greenland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. A discussion in unit one centres around a conceptual framework of Aboriginal self-government in Canada, examining the administrative structure and the major responsibilities of the Department of Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada and Canada’s policy guide to Aboriginal self-government. Unit two examines the existing operational models of Aboriginal self-government in Canada and in the other countries mentioned above. A survey in unit three concentrates on Canadian Aboriginals’ demands for constitutional based self-governmental powers

3 Credits - Social Sciences

Course prerequisites

NTST 101 or 102

This course is also featured in the following Yellowhead Tribal College programs.