Through this course the student will draw parallels between the Western philosophies and Traditional Native philosophies. For Aboriginal students the course aims to deepen their understanding and pride in their beliefs and traditions. For non-Indigenous students this course provides an in-depth opportunity to develop an appreciation for North American Indian culture values and traditions. This course will focus on the traditions and the contributions of the Iroquois Long house and Ojibwe Midewiwin Societies to the preservation of laws and traditions of Native people. A variety of methods of study will be used including Elders as guest presenters whenever possible.