GO North: An Introduction to Cree Culture and Contemporary Issues in Northern Ontario
This GO Short Program will enable students to explore the Mushkegowuk Cree culture of Northern Ontario, Canada, in Fort Albany. While there students will investigate the impact of culture and geographic isolation on education, human services and health care through service learning. Students will spend much of their time volunteering with and for community programs; these will include placements in the school, social service programs and the hospital. The return trip offers the chance of exploring “mainstream” Canadian culture and government with a visit to Ottawa.
Location: Fort Albany and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dates: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: Pre-departure meetings with focus on introduction to Cree culture and contemporary events in Northern Ontario, written reflections required.
Academic Credit: Two semester hours; this program and reflection course satisfy the GO requirement
Majors of Interest: Open to all majors but of particular interest for education, psychology, sociology, anthropology or health care studies
Application: Online application available on mySU
Cost: Summer 2014 price was $4,800 (subject to change); includes all flights, accommodations, activities, instruction and some meals
Financial Aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement
Program Directors: Tom A. Martin, David McLaughlin, and Valarie Allison-Roan