Canada: Native Knowledge-Sustainability and Indigenous People
March 23 - March 29
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Learn how the First Nations Aboriginal peoples have lived off the land for many centuries. Through a complex and deep understanding of nature, the indigenous peoples are able to develop generations upon generations of intricate ecological practices. Understand how aquaculture (e.g. salmon farms, oyster leases, etc.), one of Canada's key industries, impacts the local community, economy, and environment. Additionally, learn about the difficult history of the treatment of First Nations Aboriginal peoples of Western Canada, including the history and ongoing impact of Indian Residential Schools.
Located in the gorgeous and cosmopolitan coastal city of Vancouver, excursions include:
- an ocean boat tour along beautiful fjords to a salmon farm at the Sechelt Inlet
- a light walk along the north shore of Whyte Lake, while a member of the Coast Salish peoples shares the rich stories and the ancient lore of this magnificent area
- self-guided tour of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, which houses one of the world's finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art, including traditional dwellings and totem poles
- guided walking tour of one of the world's most sustainable neighborhoods, the Olympic Village of Vancouver
- guided walking building tour of one of the world's most sustainable campuses, the University of British Columbia
The program leader has business experience in Canada at the senior executive level, which will add additional value to student learning. Moreover, the program leader previously visited Vancouver frequently on business and leisure, and thus, is quite familiar with the travel and other logistics involved.Student Application Process - How to Apply & Important Deadlines