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Students compare Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Scientific
Knowledge using case studies of
Indigenous Plant Classification, the Pine Mushroom Industry in
North West British Columbia, the Smallpox Epidemic of 1862 and
the impact of AIDS today.
Students apply understandings of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
to plant identification, classification, traditional cultural
practices and nutrition.
Students examine resource management and environmental issues,
and ways that Traditional Ecological Knowledge can be used to
address them. It features a resource management simulation.
Students explore ways in which First Nations societies adapt to
changing social, economic and environmental realities, focussing
on the changing relationship of the Tsimshian with Forest Industries.
Students understand a sense of regional identity through experiences
that emphasize the social, cultural and economic interdependence
of people and resources in the Prince Rupert region.
Students examine the changing economies of one of the North Coast's
few remaining coastal communities.