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 Students will examine historical documents including the numbered treaties and the Indian Act and explore issues that Indigenous peoples and communities are challenged with today such as discrimination,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

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


Formerly UPG 350 Indigenous Studies 3. Students who have taken UPG 350 should not enrol in this course.


Successful completion of Aboriginal Studies 20, or equivalent course.

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Online Synchronous
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Sep 10, 2024 to Nov 26, 2024
Online Asynchronous
Sep 10, 2024 to Dec 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.99
  • Andre Crop Eared Wolf
Section Notes

Prerequisite: None

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

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

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm transcript deadlines with UCalgary Admissions.

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

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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