What you'll learn
Trick or Treaty
New Rules, New Game
“Killing the Indian in the Child”
A Modern Indian?
Indigenous in the City
Current Social Movements
‘Living’ Traditions – Expressions in Pop Culture and Art
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Indigenous Canada
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Dr. Tracy Bear – Assistant Professor – Faculty of Native Studies & Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies
Dr. Paul Gareau – Assistant Professor – Faculty of Native Studies
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks