Course Description

This course will support students in gaining a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary experiences that impact Indigenous peoples’ in Canada. This course will explore Indigenous rights and self-government in Canada and internationally. Students will examine historical documents including the numbered treaties and the Indian Act and explore issues that Indigenous peoples and communities are challenged with today such as discrimination, land claims and modern treaties.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding that Canadian Indigenous peoples have an inherent right to self-government and self-determination
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous land rights, entitlements, and current land claim negotiations with the Government of Canada
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of colonialism experienced by Indigenous peoples in Alberta and Canada
  • Demonstrate an understanding that Indigenous peoples around the world face common issues in their history, geography, politics, economics, education, and culture
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Online Synchronous
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Sep 11, 2023 to Dec 11, 2023
Online Synchronous/Asynchronous
Sep 11, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $545.00
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Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam. 

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

No Classes
Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, Thanksgiving 
Monday Nov. 13, 2023, Remembrance Day

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.


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