Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships.
- 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.
Commitment: 12 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
This course consists of twelve modules, each with a series of:
- video lectures,
- a set of course notes and course glossary (https://www.ualberta.ca/courses/indigenous-canada/glossary)
- and required and recommended readings.
Registration is now open at https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada.