University of Alberta offers free online course on Indigenous Canada
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 c ourse.
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.
To learn more about Indigenous Canada and to register for free, visit: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html