68:390 Museum Aboriginal Relations [Racine]

Prerequisite: 68:151 or permission of Instructor
This course examines the historical relationship between museums and Aboriginal people of Canada. It begins with a historical overview of museums with special reference to Indigenous peoples, then addresses how the collecting practices and subsequent representation of Aboriginal people in the museum context changed over time. Special consideration is given to the collecting practices of men of science and the extraction of indigenous knowledge in the form of specimen and artifact from western Canada in the 19th century. The course concludes with an analysis of the current relationships between Aboriginal people and museums in Canada.
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:390
3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Darrel Racine