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Introduction to Indigenous Worldviews

Indigenous worldviews are defined by complex relationships between people, their lands, and the gifts that are given to them by regional teachings. Through discussion on Creation Stories and original instructions, learners will critically examine and assess how differences in worldview impact our values, beliefs, thoughts, actions, and consider the role of language as carrier of worldview and culture. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine a variety of perspectives informed by Indigenous Creation Stories, Original Instructions, and core belief systems.
  2. Discuss the role that land and geographical location play in the development and continuation of worldviews.
  3. Summarize the role of language as carrier of culture and worldview.                                              
  4. Identify ways in which new understandings from the course will impact on their personal life.