English 12 First Peoples is a University approved academic English course which can be taken in place of English 12. English 12 First Peoples is an interactive and engaging course with an emphasis on writing, both in expository and creative forms, and on the study of First Nations literature. There is a strong emphasis on the development of writing skills. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others from various global, First Peoples or Canadian perspectives. The various literary forms will help student begin to question what they hear, read, view and analyze texts, which will enhance their ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Students will leave this course with the ability to respond to text through oral or written form in a personal, creative, reflective or critical manner.