Service Learning Group Projects NAS488 Fall2010

  • Dr. Kevin Annett will screen and discuss the film, Unrepentent: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide 7pm November 16, 2010 in Jamrich 103 on the campus of Northern Michigan University. For more information on this film see the films website www.hiddenfromhistory.org

    Kevin Arnett is a non-native advocate for peoples of the First Nations in North America. The film, Unrepentent: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide chronicles Annett’s years of personal sacrifice in his effort to make public documentation of an institutionalized cultural genocide of First Nations communities and people. The film presents how First Nations children of Canada were forcibly taken from their homes, families, and communities and placed in boarding schools. A most surprising aspect is that this continued up to as recently as the 1990’s. Annett has written two books on the subject of Boarding Schools and believes the information presented is important to be shared especially on college campuses where research can be done. He stresses the importance to educate so history of such atrocities will not be repeated.

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Bringing Students and Community Together

Overview and Purpose of the Course NAS488

Students will create and experience an intense connection to their interests within Native American Studies and/or their academic major while also synthesizing and applying what they have learned within NAS to benefit type a selected Native American community addressing a specific need of that community. Students will gain a working knowledge of the importance of service as it relates to traditional definitions of leadership in Native American communities. Students may also be able to use the knowledge they acquire, and the materials they develop, in this course to help them get a sense of how Native American issues fit into their chosen career field.

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