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Native Pathways Program: Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Knowledge - Ethics and Research (Salish Sea)

Fall 2020
Native Pathways - Olympia
Evening and Weekend
Junior - Senior
Class Size: 25
12 Credits per quarter
Variable credit options, see below
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NPP: Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Knowledge - Ethics and Research is a program designed for students to explore and critically analyze Ethical Theories (both western and Indigenous) as related to Research Methodologies and Methods. Students will travel the timeline of pre-colonial Ethical Philosophies to contemporary Ethics when embarking upon an Indigenous Research project. The impacts of settler colonialism on Indigenous peoples will be examined through investigating research projects from non-Indigenous as well as Indigenous researchers, such as Edward Curtis, Brian Brayboy, Kim Tallbear, Cecelia Svnth Carpenter, and Melinda Janko. This program is writing and research intensive; students will create their own ethical evaluation model for research to adhere to while crafting their final research project.  

To successfully participate in this program students need access to a computer, smart phone, and internet. Students should expect to spend 6 hours a week in synchronous meetings using Canvas, Zoom, and the phone. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.


Fall 2020 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(12): 10227
(1 - 16): 10228

Academic details

Variable Credit Options

1-16 Variable Credit option with faculty signature, can be shown in the catalog

Maximum Enrollment
Class Standing

$35 Student fee will cover class supplies for projects 


Time Offered
Evening and Weekend
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

Native Pathways - Olympia


Date Revision
2020-08-04 This program is now fully remote for fall