Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2321H1F L5101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL438H1F L5101

Topics in Comparative Politics I

Indigenous Politics and Media


The course explores the representations of Indigenous nations and issues in mainstream and alternative media in Canada. It investigates how Indigenous peoples and issues affecting their communities have been made visible and invisible through various forms of media, including television and print news, state practices of documentation, photography, documentary film, and visual art. Issues explored in the course include historical and contemporary politics of representing Indigenous communities, stereotyping, appropriation, and celebratory narratives of reconciliation in settler colonial media forms


Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian; Steven Loft and Kerry Swanson, Coded Territories; selected journal articles

Format and Requirements

Seminar (participation, visual analysis, group presentation, research proposal, research paper).