Indigenous and Settler Christianities in Canada
College: Wycliffe College
Instructor(s): Hayes, Alan L.
Course Code: 
WYH2872HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

The settler churches in Canada were deeply involved in the devastation of Indigenous cultures through processes of land
dispossession, repressive legislation, residential schools, and racist child welfare systems, among other things. One might therefore expect that most Indigenous people would reject Christianity. Perhaps surprisingly, however, the 2011 Canadian census found that 63% of Indigenous people in private households identified as Christian. What stories can help us understand this outcome? This course will survey the history of Indigenous/settler religious encounter, consider Important themes, names, and stories, identify significant questions of interpretation, and reflect on possible future paths for Indigenous/settler Christianities In Canada. As the
instructors are a settler Anglican and an Indigenous Anglican, the course will use many Anglican examples but not to the exclusion of other denominations.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2021
Winter 2021
Start Time: 
19:00
End Time: 
21:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Schedule Notes: 
A day trip to Six Nations on the Grand River will be scheduled.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Quizzes