One way to continue to honour National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is to uplift Indigenous creators, listen to Indigenous voices, and find opportunities to broaden your education.
You might remember headlines during the pandemic when Schitt’s Creek actor Dan Levy took an online course through Edmonton’s University of Alberta. For weeks, he was promoting the invaluable resource found through the Faculty of Native Studies: a FREE online 12-lesson course called “Indigenous Canada.”
Taught from Indigenous perspectives and launched in 2017, the course covers the fur trade, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, Indigenous political activities, and contemporary life and arts. And it’s still open for flexible registration!
If you want to take the course for free (no credit), choose the audit option upon registering. Or, if you’d like to receive a certificate once the course is complete, you can pay a modest fee. To help further your understandings with the material, the U of A also links to the YouTube discussions between Dan Levy and instructors Dr. Paul Gareau and Dr. Tracy Bear. These resources are still available online, you can find them here!
Interested? You can enrol for this course now! Check it out here.