ANT458H1: Settler-Colonialism and Indigenous Health in Canada


This course draws on anthropological and historical literatures to explore the relationship between the health of Indigenous people and Canadian settler-colonialism. In conceptualising this relationship, we focus on critical analysis of the role of biomedical health-care systems in settler-colonial governmentality, and how history is understood in discourses on Indigenous health.


ANT345H1 or ANT348H1 or ANT358H1, or ANT460H1 or INS350H1 or JFP450H1 or PHM450H1 or permission of the instructor

Recommended Preparation: 

It is recommended that students have completed 300-level undergraduate courses in both medical anthropology, and anthropology of Indigenous issues or Indigenous health

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)