The learners will achieve an awareness of the world’s indigenous peoples, their languages, education, and contemporary challenges.
Study units can be studied in the student’s own preferred order.
Period organized: I
This study unit focuses on Indigenous peoples in the global world and provides an introduction to their language diversity, knowledge-production, and education in a critical perspective.
Study material for an examination covering the content of this study unit:
Choose three of the following:
Battiste, Marie 2013: Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit. Saskatoon: Purich.
Kuokkanen, Rauna 2007: Reshaping the University: Responsibility, Indigenous Epistemes, and the Logic of the Gift. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Henry Minde, 2008: Indigenous Peoples: Self-Determination, Knowledge and Indigeneity. Delft: Eburon Academic Publishers.
United Nations & Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2009: State of the World's Indigenous Peoples. New York: United Nations Publications.
Virtanen Pirjo, Lea Kantonen, & Irja Seurujärvi-Kari (ed.) 2013: Alkuperäiskansat tämän päivän maailmassa. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society.
Whitt, Laurelyn 2009: Science, Colonialism, and Indigenous Peoples. The Cultural Politics of Law and Knowledge. New York: Cambridge Press.
General scale 0–5
Assessments in the course and exam.