Students will develop strategies for analyzing political policy and cultural imperatives that intersect in topics of sustainable development. This course will build on knowledge and interpretations of Canadian environmental legislation, patterns in social corporate responsibility, Aboriginal rights and responses to colonial development. Students will be expected to develop analytical skills, which challenge pre-conceived ideas acquired as citizens of a colonial culture. Student will become familiar with Indigenous epistemologies and use these to analyze and evaluate Indigenous responses to Environmental issues. Students will examine a range of case studies that represent contemporary experience for Aboriginal communities in areas of development and environmental protection. Course lectures and material will be presented from an Aboriginal perspective. The instructor will use both Indigenous and Western pedagogies.