Courses

First Nations Studies

NumberCourseDescription
ABRG 1411 Finite Mathematics Introductory mathematics for students with a limited background in mathematics. Topics include algebra, coordinate geometry, matrices and systems of linear equations, linear programming concepts, and elementary probability (for students registered in courses administered by Mi'kmaq-Maliseet Institute only).
ABRG 1412 Elementary Calculus

Polynomial, logarithmic and exponential functions. Limits and derivatives. Simple integration. Applications to business and economics (for students registered in courses administered by Mi'kmaq-Maliseet Institute only).

ABRG 3055 First Nations Leadership Foundations

Examines First Nations theories and models of leadership. Explores best practices for leadership at the individual and community levels and considers how to balance both traditional First Nations values and contemporary needs of First Nations communities.

ABRG 3056 Practicing Leadership in First Nations Community Projects Exposes learners to leadership models in the context of diverse First Nations communities and national First Nations organizations. Prepares learners to initiate, plan, execute and close a leadership project.
ABRG 3109 Independent Studies Students will normally be limited to 6 ch of independent study.

Prerequisite: Permission of an instructor is required before registration.

ABRG 3114 Introduction to Workplace Learning in First Nations Communities Provides learners with an appreciation of the origins and trends in workplace learning. The course examines the workplace as a learning environment. Various approaches to adult learning within the changing context of work will be examined with specific focus on First Nations communities.
ABRG 3363 Communications: Speaking Practice Writing and presentation of a speech. Students prepare, present, analyze and criticize a variety of speeches, relating skills to classroom teaching (for students in the Bridging Year or BEd for First Nations students only).
ABRG 3684 Aspects of Maliseet and Mi'kmaq Culture Historical and contemporary perspectives on changes that have affected Mi'kmaq and Maliseet cultures and societies since the time of contact; emphasis on issues relating to education, economic development, spirituality, self-government, land claims.
ABRG 3685 Mi'kmaq Language Elements of Mi'kmaq: phonology, morphology, syntax. Field methods. Instructional materials and approaches.
ABRG 3686 Maliseet Language

Elements of Maliseet: phonology, morphology, syntax. Field methods. Instructional materials and approaches.

'Ciw wen ketuwokehkimsit eluwehket wolastoqey latuwewakon, tan eltaqahk naka tan eluwikhasik. 'Ciw wen ketuwokisit naka ketuwewestaq.

ABRG 3688 Contemporary Canadian First Nations Children's Literature Books for primary and elementary children written by Canadian First Nations authors. Examines the Native voice in Native and non-native worlds in relation to traditional beliefs and current cultural concerns.
ABRG 3695 Intermediate Mi'kmaq Language

Further studies in Mi'kmaq.

Prerequisite: 3 ch in Mi'kmaq Language.

ABRG 3696 Intermediate Maliseet Language

Second-level course in Maliseet, focused on syntax, conversation, storytelling.

’Ciw wen keti ankuwokehkimsit wolastoqey latuwewakon, tahalu eluwikhasik, elewestuhtimok naka atkuhkewakonol.

ABRG 3922 Technology in Governance and Leadership Examines critically the use of software, hardware, and web-based services in First Nations community governance and leadership. The emphasis is on application of, and real-world issues surrounding, the Internet, productivity software, social media, as well as computer hardware and system maintenance in overcoming current technological and community administrative challenges.
ABRG 4109 Independent Studies

Students will normally be limited to 6 ch of independent study.

Prerequisite: Permission of an instructor is required before registration.

ABRG 4194 Land Claims Examines the reconciliation of Aboriginal rights with the modern Canadian state through the presentation of claims, and negotiation and adjudication of specific and comprehensive land claims agreements including recognition of Aboriginal self-government.
ABRG 4664 First Nations Entrepreneurship An introduction to the theory behind successful entrepreneurship; principles and practical application of starting and maintaining a small business within a First Nations government. Guest speakers from local First Nations businesses, government agencies, funding institutions.
ABRG 4665 First Nations Perspectives and Organizational Behaviour Introduction to the Medicine Wheel and how the values inherent in its teachings can be applied to groups, organizations, and communities. Students will relate ideas and concepts behind the Medicine Wheel to organizational structures in both mainstream and First Nations societies.
ABRG 4696 Advanced Maliseet: Grammar

Focus on grammar, word, and sentence formation, in speaking and listening, through storytelling, conversation, and songs.

Prerequisite: 6 ch in Maliseet Language or permission of instructor.

'Ciw yut wen keti ankuwi skicinuwatuwet naka wen keti piyemi woli ’sotok atkuhkakonol, mecimiw elewestuhtimkopon naka elewestuhtimok, kapiw ’kaneyal naka pileyal lintuwakonol. 'Ciw yukt kisi wihqehtuhtit kinaq neqcikotok, kosona wolitahatok nutokehkikemit.

ABRG 4697 Advanced Maliseet II: Conversation and Composition

Focus on vocabulary development, fluency in speech, literacy skills.

Prerequisite: 9 ch in Maliseet Language or permission of instructor.

'Ciw yut wen keti ankuwi kcicihtaq skicinuwatuwewakon, pciliw eluwikhasik, wolama 'tawi olonuwatuwe. 'Ciw yukt kisi wihqehtuhtit kinaq neqcikotok cel epahsiw, kosona wolitahatok nutokehkikemit.