Course description

This course is intended to create a greater awareness and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The importance of traditions, values and issues in the Indigenous cultures will be explored. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain what life was like for Indigenous Peoples prior to contact and describe the effects that colonization had on the individual, the communities and the culture. Students will gain and in-depth understanding of the residential school system, the 60s’s scoop, intergenerational trauma and other socioeconomic, political and legal issues Indigenous Peoples face today. The Calls to Action brought forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be examined so that students understand what is required to advance the process of reconciliation in Canada.

Course details

Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Start Date: Jan. 10, 2023
End date: Apr. 18, 2023
Campus: Online
Cost: $431.25

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery