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: