Call Number: UA 52, Tc 125 (A.96-103; A.97-18;
A.98-01; A.99-03; A.00-47; A.03-66; A.03-102; A.04-24; A.04-66;
Title: Department of Native Studies.
Extent: 3.87 m of textual records and other material.
Administrative history: The first Native Studies
course "Native Peoples of Canada" was introduced at the
University of Manitoba in 1973. This interdisciplinary course incorporate
aspects of anthropology, sociology, history and economics. With
the establishment of the Department of Native Studies in 1975 emphasis
shifted to a broader-based study of the development of Native societies.
Questions were asked: What are the intellectual responces to Native
People hopes, struggles, and vision for the future? What is the
history of Native people from a Native perspective? Today, the Department
offers a program of interdisciplinary studies dealing with Aboriginal
peoples in Canada. The range of courses includes the study of history
and traditional cultures; art; contemporary social and economic
issues; literature; Aboriginal organizations, health, medical, legal
and political issues. The Interdisciplinary (IDP) Graduate Program
in Native Studies includes studies in variety of areas such as languages,
literature, arts, women's issues, culture, history, material culture,
contemporary perspectives, environmental studies, economic development,
self-government and land claims. The mandate of the Native Studies
Department is to foster a wide understanding of Aboriginal issues
and promote respect for Native heritage.
Scope and constents: The fonds consists of Native
Studies Profile, Course Evaluations, Graduate Studies Reports, Inuit
Studies Program, Departmental Correspondence, Correspondence re:
Lubicon Lake Indian Band, Audio-Recordings of Sacred Lands Conference,
1996, and Aboriginal Publications.
Custodial history: The department transferred
records to the Archives & Special Collections in 1996 to 2005.
Related material: Related fonds - Jill Oakes,
Mss 254; Faculty of Arts, UA 27; Paul Chantrand, A.05-65.
Restrictions: No restrictions on access or use.
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