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RFT-101 Indigenous Lands And Culture

4 credits

This course explores the shifting legal and political framework of forest governance in BC which presents both opportunities and challenges for First Nations. Emphasis will be placed on the history of resource development in Canada and BC, Aboriginal and treaty rights, legislation, forest tenures (past, current and future), and cultural heritage values from a regional and an Indigenous perspective. Through guided discussions, the course examines the evolving relationships between Indigenous people, the provincial government, and the forest sector. Acknowledgement: In keeping with North Island College's commitment to Indigenize, we have drawn on the knowledge of representatives from local First Nations across the region we serve in developing this course.


  • C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, EFP Writing 10, EFP Literary Studies 10, EFP New Media 10, EFP Spoken Language 10; or C in one of English 10, or English First Peoples 10; or C in ENG 035; or C+ in Communications 12; or C+ in ESL 062 and ESL 065; or English Assessment.
  • C in Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations or Math & Pre-Calculus Math 10, Applications of Math 11 or MAT 029; or Math assessment.

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