FNGA 302 - Power and Influence
This course is designed to provide an overview and understanding of the forces and sources of power and influence within the various levels of federal, territorial, and Yukon First Nation governments. This course will explore traditional and modern views of power and influence within First Nations. It will provide an understanding of the ideological perspectives that drive First Nations today and how decision-makers and policy-makers may be affected by individuals or groups exercising power and influence. Sources of power and influence and political ideology such as money/business, advocates/lobby groups, media and technology and civil disobedience will be identified and their impacts understood. The impact of legislation on power and influence will also be discussed. Finally, this course will provide an understanding of how a community, individuals, citizens or groups can build power and influence by using tangible and intangible resources.