INDG 307 / EDUC 462K (3): Traditional Ecological Knowledge

July 4 – July 16 (see course schedule)

Format: Hybrid – online and in-person


Shows how human life depends on complex systems of cultural knowledge about the natural world. Indigenous people’s biological classification and nomenclatural systems, ethnobiology, and Indigenous explanatory models of environmental systems and the application of this knowledge in practice.

Course Schedule

Class will be held online (synchronously) on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. In-person attendance is required on Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday on the land, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The final schedule will be determined by availability, weather, fire, etc.

Anticipated sites are kmcnitkw Chinook salmon habitat restoration, Black Cottonwood riparian area repopulation of Indigenous species, Okanagan Nation Fisheries sockeye salmon management areas, and Fish Hatchery, and possibly higher altitude creek and fish restoration, traditional burns, and traditional food management projects.

Instructor

Dr. Bill Cohen is from the Okanagan Nation with extensive kinship ties throughout BC and Washington. He specializes in the areas of Indigenous knowledge, research, education, and transforming pedagogy. For over twenty-five years, he has engaged in community-driven, transforming projects, as parent, volunteer, advisor, facilitator, and director. He is an educator, artist, story-teller and author. The focus of Bill’s continuing research is to identify, understand and theorize the transforming potential of Indigenous and Okanagan knowledge and pedagogy through organic language and cultural knowledge revitalization. As an educator, he has organized numerous community, school, arts, language, literacy and numeracy projects involving elders, fluent speakers, parents and children.

How to register

This course is a collaboration between Okanagan School of Education (OSE) and Indigenous Studies/ Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency (BNLF) and is limited to 30 seats: 15 seats are reserved for BNLF students and 15 seats are reserved for Okanagan School of Education students.

To register for courses, please visit the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2021 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at through the Non-Degree Access Studies Application.

Please note: There is no option for “May 2021 – Aug. 2021 .” You will need to apply for “Sept. 2021 – Dec. 2021”, and indicate in the question “Please tell us why you are applying to take courses at UBC through Non Degree Studies” that you are applying for the Summer Institute in Education and list the course(s) and dates. If you require assistance, please email sie.education@ubc.ca

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2021 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.