NPP: Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Knowledge - Ethics and Research is a program designed for students to explore and critically analyze Ethical Theories (both western and Indigenous) as related to Research Methodologies and Methods. Students will travel the timeline of pre-colonial Ethical Philosophies to contemporary Ethics when embarking upon an Indigenous Research project. The impacts of settler colonialism on Indigenous peoples will be examined through investigating research projects from non-Indigenous as well as Indigenous researchers, such as Edward Curtis, Brian Brayboy, Kim Tallbear, Cecelia Svnth Carpenter, and Melinda Janko. This program is writing and research intensive; students will create their own ethical evaluation model for research to adhere to while crafting their final research project.
To successfully participate in this program students need access to a computer, smart phone, and internet. Students should expect to spend 6 hours a week in synchronous meetings using Canvas, Zoom, and the phone. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.
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$35 student fee will cover class supplies for projects