AHVS 384

Northwest Coast Indigenous Arts and Colonization

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: HA 384

Investigation of NWC indigenous artists' creative responses to colonization, 1700 to present. Explores vital roles of art in opposing cultural oppression and empowering cultural survival. Content may include artists' responses to colonizers, development of new art forms due to trade and tourist markets, persecution of potlatches and artistic expression, case studies of artists' resistance to oppression; contemporary artists; and arts in relation to current threats to lands and cultures.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of AHVS 384, HA 384.

Undergraduate course in Art History and Visual Studies offered by the Department of Art History and Visual Studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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