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  • Native Studies 10

    The aim of Native Studies 10 is to help all students develop their knowledge, positive attitudes and cultural understanding about First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. The unique history of Aboriginal peoples is part of our collective past and present reality. Thus, students will benefit from a study of Aboriginal peoples because it will give them the opportunity to understand and respect one another.

    The major goals of the course are to have students:

    • Gain knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit nations.
    • Clarify their own cultural identities, and function effectively within their local and broad-based communities.
    • Become sensitive, understanding and respectful of other cultural groups.
    • Understand First Nations, Métis and Inuit philosophies and the underlying importance of land, culture and the ideals that foster respect for the environment.
    • Understand the important connection between the preservation of language and tradition to the preservation of culture.
    • Appreciate the contributions made by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples to the development of Canada and contemporary Canadian society.
    • Appreciate current issues, and the historical context that affects First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and their position in Canadian society.
    • Develop knowledge about Aboriginal rights, land claims, treaties, legal distinctions and related policies such as the Indian Act.


    • Course Goals and Learning Outcomes

      This course helps students learn about Canada's Aboriginal people. These include First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Students will develop more knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures. This will help them to see the positive sides of Canada's Aboriginal people.

      Everyone has different life experiences and ways of understanding. This knowledge creates your view of the world. A worldview is how you see your life, what is important in your life, how you see others in your life, and how you act in your life.

      This course helps students learn about Canada's Aboriginal people. These include First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Students will develop more knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures. This will help them to see the positive sides of Canada's Aboriginal people.

      Everyone has different life experiences and ways of understanding. This knowledge creates your view of the world. A worldview is how you see your life, what is important in your life, how you see others in your life, and how you act in your life.  

      Native Studies 10 provides a comprehensive overview of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Saskatchewan and Canada. The course concentrates on positive images of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, reinforcing and complementing the beliefs and values of the peoples. The course has a focus on social organizations of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples within Saskatchewan. Aboriginal perspectives of their systems are examined from past, present and future perspectives. The cause-effect relationships in this continuum of experiences are studied.


      Native Studies 10 consists of four units, with each unit having a main concept to develop.

      Native Studies 10 provides a comprehensive overview of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Saskatchewan and Canada. The course concentrates on positive images of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, reinforcing and complementing the beliefs and values of the peoples. The course has a focus on social organizations of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples within Saskatchewan. Aboriginal perspectives of their systems are examined from past, present and future perspectives. The cause-effect relationships in this continuum of experiences are studied.


      • Reflection and Questioning

        As you move through this course, you will be exposed to many controversial issues and topics.  This is not a course where you memorize facts and facts and information; you will be required to think critically and creatively about what learn.  The activities below will allow you to begin to begin this process....

      • Leadership Skills

        • See the value of various approaches to leadership
        • Compare and Contrast leadership qualities
        • Interpret and describe leadership qualities in self and others
        • State the difference between and ineffective leadership qualities