In this course you will learn about traditional First Nations world view and the oral tradition. You also explore what constitutes culture, and how differences between cultures can lead to ethnocentrism, prejudice, stereotyping, and racism. The racist attitudes and beliefs about First Nations people that were assumed by European settlers is examined.
You will examine the oral traditions of the First Nations culture. You will see how it is a vital part of how information and knowledge is passed from one generation to the next.
You will learn about the physical geography of British Columbia, First Nations traditional territories in the province, and the relationship between the First Nations language families and the geography of the province.
Traditional First Nations trade and economy is addressed, and the principles of stewardship, the use of land-based resources and First Nations technologies are introduced.