Indigenous Canada

Start Date: 07/05/2020

Course Type: Common Course

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Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson 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. 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.

Course Syllabus

This module discusses pre-contact trading systems between Indigenous peoples of North America with a focus on the geographical region of Canada. We examine the chronological events of contact with Europeans and the events leading up to, and during the fur trade. This module also explores the long lasting social, political and economic ramifications of the fur trade on Indigenous peoples.

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Course Introduction

Indigenous Canada: A Global History Indigenous Canada was a colonial-level country on the continent of Canada, incorporated into the United States through treaties and other legal instruments. Through the ages, Indigenous peoples have been forced to adapt their ways, sometimes violently, to be included in the larger American culture. This course explores the past, present and future of Indigenous peoples through a variety of Indigenous-specific issues and issues. The course also focuses on the development of Indigenous peoples' voices in Canadian public life. This is the second course in the Seven Generations of Canada series. The series explores the origins, development and future of Indigenous peoples in Canada, the United States and around the world. This course, in addition to exploring the issues and events of the Seven Generations, introduces a number of Indigenous groups and individuals to the complexities and challenges that come with being Indigenous in Canada. This is a seven-week long course. Each week you will add to your Indigenous-history knowledge and understanding. You will learn about changing social, political and religious systems in Indigenous countries; explore the rights and responsibilities of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States; and finally, you will continue to build your personal Indigenous-history knowledge base.Introduction History of Indigenous Peoples in Canada The Indigenous-America-Ceiba-Bienville Indigenous Nation The Indigenous-Canada-United States Indigenous-Ceiba-Bienville Indigenous-Ceiba-Bienville Indigenous Friendship Group <|endof

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