Aims to give an understanding of the similarity in experience of a number of Indigenous Peoples in regard to the impact of colonialism. Indigenous People throughout the world have suffered cultural denigration, dispossession and attempted genocide at the hands of various colonial powers. They continue to suffer social, cultural, and economic effects of colonisation today. This unit will focus on Canada, USA, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and other relevant Countries.
Unit contentTopic 1: Defining terms: Indigenous, Colonisation etc.
Topic 2: Indigenous People in Canada, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, and the United States of America (including Hawaii
Topic 3: Indigenous Land Rights and Native Title
Topic 4: International and national Treaty Rights
Topic 5: International Indigenous People and the various criminal justice systems, policing and prisons
Topic 6: Constitutional rights of Indigenous Peoples
Topic 7: Resources, environmental issues and hunting and fishing rights
Topic 8: Court decisions impacting on Indigenous Peoples
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the relationships between colonial powers and Indigenous Peoples throughout the world.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||evaluate Indigenous contact with the various criminal justice systems.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||discuss policing of Indigenous people.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||identify the various levels of prison representation.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||compare and contrast various constitutions regarding recognition of Indigenous people.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|6||name relevant treaty rights, and analyse relevant civil law matters.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|7||discuss international Indigenous land issues.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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