Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas Planning

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

IPCA 407 (3) Field Studies in Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas

This course consists of an experiential and intensive advanced field experience in an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area. Students will be engaged in a variety of practical and applied experiences relating to conservation and protection. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

IPCA 417 (3) Topics in Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas

This course introduces students to the principles and practice of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) in Canada. Students will learn international and domestic policies relevant to IPCAs and the role of treaty relationships between Indigenous Nations, their lands, and newcomer societies. Diverse examples of IPCAs are presented. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in IPCA 407.

IPCA 427 (3) Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Land Relationships

This course introduces students to the principles of planning within Indigenous knowledge systems, as informed by Indigenous and Natural Laws. Ethical Space is presented as a knowledge systems interface to promote equitable and respectful engagement between Indigenous and Western approaches to planning for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in IPCA 407.

IPCA 437 (3) Creating Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas

This course explores practical considerations for planning, establishing, and stewarding Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). Students will learn about processes and pathways for establishing IPCAs, jurisdictional considerations, capacity and financial needs of IPCAs, connections to Indigenous cultures, and the roles of planners in supporting IPCA establishment and stewardship. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in IPCA 407.

IPCA 447 (3) Law and Politics: Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas

This course provides a historical overview of Indigenous and newcomer relations in British Columbia, focusing on the legal and jurisdictional implications of this history for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). Aboriginal Title, treaties, case law, and modern agreements are explained, and diverse governance options for IPCAs in BC are explored. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in IPCA 407.

IPCA 457 (3) Eco, Cultural, and Socio-Economic Opportunities in IPCAs

This course explores the roles of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) in promoting ecological, cultural, and socioeconomic well-being. The course explores roles and opportunities for IPCAs in habitat protection, ecological restoration, cultural revitalization, reconciliation, food sovereignty, and economic resilience, with specific reference to the BC context. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in IPCA 407.