This course is designed to introduce students to the First Nations cultures of the northern northwest coast. The course will review the principles and methods of anthropological understanding to utilize as a lens to interpret culture. The course will concentrate on the rich history and cultures of the Nations of this northern area and draw upon existing local material and ethnography. As a special case study, students will participate in field research and field excursion with Elders, Chiefs and Watchmen. This course format intends to provide students with a greater understanding and appreciation of the northern First Nations culture, oral histories, traditional ecological knowledge, territorial stewardship, and the struggle endured under colonialism. (3,0,0)
ANTH 102 (or SOCI 101 and SOCI 102).