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First Nations courses are designed to meet the needs of First Nations students. First Nations Social Studies & First Nations Artistic Traditions classes are specifically offered to First Nations students. First Nations Studies 12 is a provincially authorized course available to all MSS students. This course can be used to satisfy the Social Studies 11 requirement for graduation. Counseling support is available through the First Nations counselor and the First Nations Liaison Worker.

For a list of First Nation courses and details, see Social Studies and Art sections in this calendar. Also, look for First Nations information on the Mission School District website.


ABORIGINAL LEADERSHIP 12

The Aboriginal Leadership Course has been designed to give students a practical experience with respect leadership and therefore will take them into field studies of work placements. For students at Mission Secondary their work placement has been at Mission Central Elementary. In addition, this course will also require students to do academic work; within their scope of academic work they will conduct research on both historical and contemporary Aboriginal Leaders. They will also be given “in class assignments” designed to invite students to critically analyze what being a leader means. Therefore in term one, as in term two, the learning outcomes is a synthesis of both the practical experience and the theoretical understanding of leadership. It is hoped that this will encourage students to act as leaders within our school community, their home communities and in their day to day living as Canadian citizens. This is a
Board Authorized Course and students who enroll in this course will receive 4 credits toward their graduation program.

EVALUATION: STUDENTS WILL BE GRADED ON THEIR WORK PLACEMENT WORK AND ON CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS.

PREREQUISITE: STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED FIRST NATIONS STUDIES 12.