Instructor(s): Jim Phillips

For graduate students, the course number is LAW5063H.

Note: This course satisfies either the Perspective or the International/Comparative/Transnational
course requirement.

This course surveys the history of the laws and policies which governed the relationships between settler governments and indigenous peoples after Confederation. The topics covered will include the Red River resistance of 1869-1870; the numbered treaties of the 1870s; the British Columbia indigenous land question, violent resistance, resort to the criminal law, and the unilateral reserve creation policy in that province; the North West Rebellion; the first Indian Act and acculturation policies (the policy of the bible and the plough); and residential schools. The course will cover the period down to the 1950s. It will not discuss the litigation and political movements of the last 30 or more years, but will serve as useful background to an understanding of contemporary issues.

Evaluation
There are two principal components of the evaluation for the course: (1) a 6,500 word research paper (90%) (2) Class participation (10%).

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
SUYRP
Perspective course
ICT

Enrolment

Maximum
30
25 JD
5 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

Th: 10:30 - 12:20