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About the Course
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada.
From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships.
- The fur trade and other exchange relationships,
- Land claims and environmental impacts,
- Legal systems and rights,
- Political conflicts and alliances,
- Indigenous political activism,
- Contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions
- Delivery: Online
- Level: Beginner
- Commitment: 12 weeks of study, 2—3 hours/week
This course consists of twelve modules, each with a series of:
- video lectures,
- a set of course notes and course glossary,
- and required and recommended readings.
Not open to students with credit in NS200. Not designed for Native Studies majors.