Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights, and Land Claims Certificate Program
A discussion on the Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims program and specific details about its pedagogy, curriculum, and cultural relevance to the Stó:lō Nation territory.
Program developer, Dr. Ken Brealey, and program instructor and cultural advisor, Naxqxalhts’i (Sonny) McHalsie, discuss the significance and uniqueness of the Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims (IMFRLC) associate certificate program offered at the University of the Fraser Valley. The program offers students the opportunity to learn a range of conceptual and practical skills that are relevant to the history, communication, implementation, and critique of Indigenous rights, title, and land claims. It focuses on a range of representational practices, including, but not limited to, film, oral histories, documentaries, surveys and maps, and legal discourse analysis, and their importance to the Indigenous land rights process generally, but with a focus on British Columbia and the Lower Fraser Valley in particular. This program is available to high school graduates and/or adult learners and is offered in Chilliwack, BC, during the summer as an intensive four-week, three-course, twelve-credit associate certificate. Click here to learn more about the certificate program.
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