History of Indigenous Canadian Relations

Code: OLRN1390

Course description

This course provides an overview of the historic stages of the relationship between Aboriginal peoples in Canada from contact to present day. It will explore the different world views at contact, they years of cooperation and negotiation through the fur trade and treaty making era and the impact of government colonial policy on Aboriginal communities, cultures and peoples. The course will also explore the progress towards a renewed relationship since the Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal rights. It provides an important context for understanding contemporary issues between Aboriginal and Canadian societies including land claims, treaties and self-government.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Notice for general electives

If you are pursuing a diploma or advanced diploma, contact Jen Matthews at 519-748-5220 ext. 3265, prior to registering to ensure that your selection is eligible for your program.

Credit transfer

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


Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.