68:387 Issues In Contemporary Native Spirituality [Spice]

Prerequisite: 68:152 or permission of Instructor.

This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary issues in Native spirituality. This course begins by looking at Native resistance to assimilation through the persistence of traditional religious practices. Ceremonies and oral narrative are examined in the context of Native spirituality in Aboriginal communities. Contemporary issues such as repatriation of sacred objects from museums, the role of the Elder, and the hobbyist movement in Europe will be covered.

Cross-registered with (Religion) 86:387.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Kevin Spice