Indigenous Canada Course


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook

Course Fees: Free
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 16 Weeks
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education


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.


North Bay Campus or Online –

Part 1: Worldview
Part 2: Fur Trade
Part 3: Trick or Treaty
Part 4: New Rules, New Game
Part 5: “Killing the Indian in the Child”
Part 6: A Modern Indian?
Part 7: Red Power
Part 8: Sovereign Lands
Part 9: Indigenous Women
Part 10: Indigenous in the City
Part 11: Current Social Movement
Part 12: ‘Living’ Traditions – Expressions in Pop Culture and Art