Indigenous Communities

Social Concerns Seminar
CSC 33303

American Indian communities have experienced the impact of colonialism since the start of European contact. This course looks to trace the relationship of that contact and the impact it has had on Native American communities and societies; in particular the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation. We will study how the communities interacted with each other, and how race plays a role in that interaction, as do notions of class and gender. 

Most importantly when working with Native communities is that it cannot be an extractive industry. Instead we need to make sure that Native people are not talked about, but rather that Native people are consulted with a great deal when we are learning about their history, community, and culture. To this end, this course will provide ample opportunities to learn from Native people both in class meetings and the immersion experience.  Just as Native history is covered in the course, this class will have an equal focus on the modern Native experience and the current topics of education, sovereignty, and cultural identity. 

Recently, Native American experiences were addressed in the US bishops pastoral letter on racism “Open Wide Our Hearts”. We will engage this letter as we also consider the complex role of Catholic education offered to Native communities, especially the one we will visit on Red Lake Nation. 

Immersion Dates: Fall Break, 2021

Fall 2021 Seminars are football friendly! Indigenous Communities Seminar will return to campus no later than Friday, October 22.

Class Dates: Tuesdays: 4:00–5:15 p.m., September 14–November 16, 2021

This course requires an application. Learn more and apply using the link below.

Cost: 
$300
Application Process: 
  • ​(1) Completed application and (2) Possible interviews (you will be notified about interviews via email).
  • Registration approval will be granted by the department upon acceptance into the Seminar.
  • Notification of seminar placement will happen before the University deadline to register through NOVO.
  • If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • For admitted students, the cost for this seminar is charged to your student account upon completion of the immersion. Full seminar fee will be charged for all withdrawals on or after the second date of the seminar class session.
  • Contact seminars@nd.edu for inquiries regarding financial assistance. 
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.
Credits: 
1
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Upcoming Events

October 2021

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Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
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Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
29
Postgraduate Service Lunch | Alliance for Catholic Education
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

November 2021

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Information Session | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
02
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Mini Postgraduate Service Fair
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
05
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
09
Taste of PATH
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
11
Information Session | Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 8:30pm
12
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:30am
14
Higgins Film CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
29
Virtues & Vocations Presents Howard Gardner: What is Good Work?
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

December 2021

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Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm