Learners will examine how trauma impacts the ability to think critically, problem solve, or be fully aware in decision making. Learners will explore the development of critical thinking skills in the context of Indigenous healing, wellness, and community development that further the growth of Indigenous self-determination.
- Recognize and distinguish differences in ‘the way’ and ‘a way’ in relation to legends, stories, teachings, and ceremonies.
- Identify and describe the impacts on the brain as a result of trauma (colonization and oppression, etc.) imposed on Indigenous people.
- Articulate diversities within Indigenous and Western ways of knowing on Turtle Island and define how critical thinking is embedded within the teachings therein.