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Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.
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Rating 4.7 based on 443 ratings
Length 13 weeks
Effort 12 weeks, 3-5 hours a week.
Starts Nov 21 (7 days ago)
Cost $49
From University of Alberta via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Tracy Bear, Dr.Paul Gareau, Dr. Paul Gareau, Dr. Paul L. Gareau, Chelsea Vowel
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities

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highly recommend

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I highly recommend this course for all Alberta teachers in preparation for the new Teacher Quality Standards.

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All Canadians should take this course, highly recommend.

Amazing course, would highly recommend to anyone.

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Very informative and clear, I would highly recommend the Indigenous Canada course, to anyone that would like to learn and understand the history of Indigenous peoples.

I will highly recommend this course to my colleagues here at Western U.

I would highly recommend this course.

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well done

Well done A lifechanging insight into the history and cultures we live among.

The spectrum it covered and the material presented was very well done and relevant.

This course is the best Canadian history course I have taken, This course should be a requirement for Canadian history courses, Very well done!

Well Done to Tracy Bear and the other presenters.

Very well done.

It's very well done, both intellectually challenging and emotionally powerful.

The lectures were extremely well done, the information was concise and easy to understand.

The videos were very well done: not overboard with animations, but helpful with maps and pictures, etc.

Well done!

Thoroughly enjoyed; content was very well done!!

Well done!!!

well done,very informative and ground for a lot of thought over the course of material presented.

well done!

Great content and well done in being inclusive of the people across the region of Canada.

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university of alberta

Sharon Stevens I am so grateful to the University of Alberta and staff member of this course "Indigenous Canada".

I learned much that i did not know before and will be sharing information about this course and the programme offered at the University of Alberta with friends and colleagues.

Thank you to the Faculty of Native Studies from University of Alberta for putting this together for the teachers of Alberta.

congratulations to the University of Alberta and to Tracey bear et al.

As usual, University of Alberta always delivers.

I have a much better understanding of Indigenous history and culture - thank you so much to the University of Alberta for this amazing course!!

Perhaps that could be the next University of Alberta Coursera offering?!

I will definitely be checking out more courses from the University of Alberta.

I also graduated from the University of Alberta, and is proud to have these talented teachers who provide the amazing Indigenous Canada course which expands my knowledge in Indigenous history, art and culture.

Thank you to the scholars at the University of Alberta who developed this course.

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every canadian

I wish every Canadian would take this course!

I would recommend every Canadian and non-Canadian to take this course, it is essential!

Every Canadian should engage with this course!

Informative, and necessary for every Canadian vested in our rich history.

This should be a course that every Canadian takes.

A course that every Canadian needs to take to promote the healing of our nation.

I Highly recommend this course to every Canadian!

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canadian should take

Every settler Canadian should take this course.

Every Canadian should take this course.

Wonderful course, every Canadian should take it :0) It was very good in helping me to have a better understanding of indigenous history and culture.

Every Canadian should take this course - thank you!

A course every Canadian should take.

Every Canadian should take this course and classes based on it should be mandatory in every high school across the country.

I think each and every settler Canadian should take this course, and anyone else who is at all curious about Canada's history from a non colonial world view.

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thoroughly enjoyed this course

I thoroughly enjoyed this course, it should be taught to everyone - not just Canadians but everyone the world over.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and feel that I have started to learn much about Indigenous history, culture, and political concerns in Canada because of it.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course, a wealth of knowledge, I cried many times over the in-justness succumbed by indigenous peoples then and now.

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highly recommended

Highly recommended !

This was such an incredible course, highly recommended for everyone!

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Highly recommended this course for everyone in Canada!

Highly recommended!!

Highly highly recommended; every person, but especially people of settler descent will gain value from this course.

Highly recommended!

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easy to follow

It is so refreshing to see another perspective, I have gained an even deeper appreciation and knowledge of indigenous peoples Very easy to follow.

It's clear, concise, varied and easy to follow.

a lot of great material, learned tons... the layout how this was presented is easy to follow on the computer, phone an I feel blessed to have found this course.

Truly transformation in truth-telling Very informative and easy to follow.

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north america

This is an excellent course and it hits one right between the eyes and in one's heart about the history of Indigenous peoples not only in Canada, but also in all of North America.

Very informative and useful course, particularly given its Indigenous perspectives on the long, diverse and vibrant history and legacy of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in northern North America, as well as more recent and ongoing impact of European colonization and contemporary Canadian society.

This also suits those abroad who should understand the deep and powerful cultural resistance and expressions of Aboriginal peoples in North America - and beyond.

After all had there been more formal territories when NA was colonized, maybe it wouldn't be indigenous Canada, it would be Enoch Territory or Papaschase Territory or State and many others where Alberta currently sits and it would now be the United Territories of North America, but alas that will never be.

Indigenous Canada Course has opened my understanding of the powers that be and the destruction this power had/has over so much.How Indigenous people held on to their culture in various ways to continue into the present, traditionally with modern inclusion.How the Aborigine in Australia have used the North America Indigenous/Aboriginal culture to parallel with theirs.Thank you for allowing me the opportunity of learning more of the cultures where I came from and gaining an appreciation for original "Canadians".

GREAT INSIGHT TO THE HISTORY OF CANADA I have been enjoying the course since it belongs to the Indigenous peoples having a very long history not only in North America but in other European countries.

Perspective for all to begin understanding how the colonial systems uprooted native peoples of North America.

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first nations peoples

You will end up with a clear understanding of the First Nations peoples culture and challenges.

Was hoping to learn more about the First Nations peoples and cultures, but instead, I feel I only earned about them in relation to Europeans and racism.

As a Canadian myself, recognizing the challenges faced by First Nations peoples is an important reminder as to the rehabilitative work that needs to be progressive in eliminating the barriers and social constructs that have impacted these communities.

The first step is learning about First Nations peoples and I believe this course has succeeded in its endeavor to educate myself and I trust, many others.

My heart is heavy as I learn how western civilization imposed its values, morals and worldviews on Indigenous peoples.As a correctional nurse working in a maximum security detention centre, I learned how much our punitive justice system is juxtaposed with the once practiced restorative justice system of First Nations Peoples.

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great deal

This course is thorough, provides a great deal of information, but most importantly, it encourages self-reflection.

I learned a great deal from it.

I learned a great deal about a wide range of topics, such as the diversity of indigenous groups in Canada, the history of colonisation and its ongoing negative impacts on indigenous communities, and the struggles currently faced by indigenous communities and individuals.I would recommend this course to anyone.

I learned a great deal and have much to think about after completing the course.

I learned a great deal of information with regard to treaties and governance and even the Indian Act.

I learned a great deal and have a new perspective on the history of the land on which I live.

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leah dorion

And brava to Leah Dorion for her painted stories!

Leah Dorion is highly regarded in our school and has on occasion, worked with our students on art projects at the local museum.

Thank you Dr. Tracy Bear and Dr. Paul Gareau, and Leah Dorion and all the people who developed the course materials.

Leah Dorion's artwork was beautiful to experience in the interactive modules.

I just loved the integration between content and art, and Leah Dorion's paintings and explanations were very powerful!

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Rating 4.7 based on 443 ratings
Length 13 weeks
Effort 12 weeks, 3-5 hours a week.
Starts Nov 21 (7 days ago)
Cost $49
From University of Alberta via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Tracy Bear, Dr.Paul Gareau, Dr. Paul Gareau, Dr. Paul L. Gareau, Chelsea Vowel
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities

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