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University of Alberta offers free online course on Indigenous Canada

30 September 2020

This suggestion is part of our programme LAND: on climate, ownership and coexistence.

The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies is offering a free online course on Indigenous Canada.

The course explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada from an Indigenous perspective, and issues from a historical and critical viewpoint highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

Titled Indigenous Canada, the course is designed for students from outside the Faculty of Native Studies, but all interested individuals and professionals interested in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships are welcome to register and follow the course.

The topics covered include:

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.

This beginner-level 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 for 12 weeks.