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      Program offerings beginning summer quarter Schedule
Status Title Session DAY=days
EWS=evenings, weekends
Revise Comparing Indigenous Nations Second EWS: Special schedule
  Earth is Our First Teacher: Natural History Education and A Poetics of Place Full EWS: Special schedule
  Missoula-Astoria: The Bretz Floods Second EWS: T, Th
  Patience: Summerwork Full DAY: T, Th
  Plants, Medicine and Gardens - Early Summer Intensive First EWS: Special schedule
  Plants, Medicine and Gardens - Late Summer Intensive Second EWS: Special schedule
  Research Projects in Statistics Full EWS: Special Schedule

Comparing Indigenous Nations

4 credits second session
Alan Parker and Ken LaFountaine, 867-5075
Fri. July 29 and August 19, 1-5p; SatSun, July 30, 31 and August 20, 21, 8a-5p
Special expenses: $100 for weekend class at University of British Columbia
CRN: 40038 (UG); 40039 (GR)

In this course we will examine the different models of self-governance currently used by U.S. Tribal Nations, 1st Nations in Canada, Maori Tribal Nations (Iwi/Runanga) and Australian Aborigine Tribal Nations. Comparison will be made between the elected tribal council model that was introduced by the U.S. Government through implementation of the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act and modified by U.S. Tribes and the Band Council model most commonly used by 1st Nations. After examining commonalities and significant differences, we will compare these models to the Runanga/Council and Aborigine Tribal nation experience, again with emphasis on commonalities and salient differences from the point of view of effective expressions of contemporary self-governance. Class will conducted over two intensive weekend sessions with one session conducted on site at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Program Updates

Faculty Ken LaFountaine.

Earth is Our First Teacher: Natural History Education and A Poetics of Place

See listing under Culture, Text and Language.


Missoula-Astoria: The Bretz Floods

See listing under Environmental Studies.


Patience: Summerwork

8 to 16 credits full session
David Rutledge, 867-6633 and Raul Nakasone or 867-6065
TuTh, 1-5p
Special expenses: TBA
CRN: 40137

Although this class is a continuation of the Patience program from the academic year, it is also open to new students wishing to participate in this pedagogy. We will ask students to take a very personal stake in their educational development, and this is not a program for students looking for an external, faculty-given pedagogical structure. Students will pay special attention to what individual and group work they plan on doing, how they plan to learn, how they will know they learned it and what difference the work will make in their lives and within their communities. Students will be encouraged to assume responsibility for their choices. Faculty and students together will work to develop habits of worthwhile community interaction in the context of the education process and liberation. The faculty are interested in providing an environment of collaboration where faculty and students will identify topics of mutual interest and act as partners in the exploration of those topics.


Plants, Medicine and Gardens - Early Summer Intensive

See listing under Environmental Studies.


Plants, Medicine and Gardens - Late Summer Intensive

See listing under Environmental Studies.


Research Projects in Statistics

See listing under Scientific Inquiry.

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