Residential Schools - Enactment, Responses and Calls to Action

Date Cancelled
College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Hamilton-Diabo, Jonathan
Course Code EMT2151H F
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course will explore the impacts of Residential Schools in Canada and how they shaped the current realities for many Indigenous communities and people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit); the role of Christian Churches in these schools; and the path(s) to relationship-building and “reconciliation”, as offered in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report. The goals of the course include: (1) introducing the ideology in developing residential schools and their relationship with colonization; (2) introducing the resources available that address the TRC; and (3) reflecting on strategies that encourage stable and trusting relationships with Indigenous communities. The course will examine the Calls to Action (CTA) (58-61), specifically focusing on CTA 59 and 60. This course will meet the requirement for the Designated Elective: Coloniality and Power. A variety of methods will be used to engage the course material: lectures, readings, film, guest lectures, and field tripsand/or participation in Indigenous community events (e.g. Indigenous Education Week at U of T). Evaluation will be implemented through a research paper on the TRC, class participation, online discussion boardsand/or journalsand an annotated bibliography.

Crosslisted to (1) Historical
Schedule Mon
Start Time 10:00
End Time 12:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

Additional Evaluation: Annotated bibligraphy.

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Summative Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023