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Course Catalog 2022-2023 
Course Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAST 385 - Indigenous Nations, Treaty Rights, and the Great Lakes

4 credits
This course examines the environmental history and contemporary environmental issues of the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada in the context of Indigenous treaty rights, nationhood, and ecological knowledge. We will focus on the legal and political contests over land and resources such as water, fish and game, timber, and rice, along with the implications of environmental degradation and climate crisis. The course centers struggles for Indigenous sovereignty as central to understanding the history and contemporary issues surrounding the Great Lakes by tracking contests over treaty rights, tribal economic development, inter-tribal organizing, education and the implementation of traditional ecological knowledge, and environmental activism.
Prerequisites & Notes: ENVS 201 or equivalent or consent of instructor
Does this course require off campus field trips? Yes

This course is cross-listed with ENVS 385

Community Based Learning

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