Indigenous Cultural Values: Behaviour and Identity

Course Code: IKN 101

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course is a study of the indigenous way of being. The indigenous way of perceiving and conceptualizing, of sensing and relating to the world, of thinking and processing thought, of behaving and acting are unique. Starting with the primary foundations and concepts of total indigenous personhood gained from the teachings, stories, spiritual or cultural practice, lifeways, life practice, and through the language, the student will explore and identify the primary shapers and motivators of indigenous being, behaviour, response, and identity. Students will be asked to develop a knowledge and understanding of indigenous psychology as total indigenous personhood as it occurs in the cultural environment, and how it affects indigenous response in the contemporary world.