Course

Food and Water Sustainability in Indigenous Communities


Instructor(s): Private: Rev. Dr. Paula Sampson

Dr. Jeff Corntassel, Cherokee, Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria, Faculty of Human and Social Development, and The Rev. Dr. Paula Sampson, Nisga’a, Director, Indigenous Studies Centre and Assistant Professor of Ethics, Liturgics and Indigenous Studies, Vancouver School of Theology


Week of July 14 to 18
8:30am to 11:30am

Amidst the forces of globalization, how are Indigenous nations in Canada and around the world honoring longstanding relationships to their homelands, cultures and communities? What are some Indigenous approaches to the concept of sustainability and how are communities fulfilling their responsibilities to the natural world? This course will look at the spiritual, economic, political and social dimensions of Indigenous nationhood and how Indigenous peoples approach questions of food sovereignty, defense of the land and water, and community resurgence.

The course is available for M.Div credit in Ethics, but is open to everyone.



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