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Indigenous Canada

University of Alberta via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Anthropology
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 12 weeks long
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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.

Taught by

Dr. Tracy Bear and Dr.Paul Gareau


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5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was a wonderful eye opener for me. It is written for Canadians and includes many First Nations students, but as a white from the US, I found it really taught me so many ideas that I was completely naïve about. Because of family issues, I fell behind and so when I caught up, I missed out on some discussion with other students, but that part was brilliant. Loved the instructors, art, law... everything.
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5.0 a year ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Extremely interesting and comprehensive course. One suggestion would be to include a view of the current economic situations on reserves and elsewhere in the provinces. Maybe profile more people with various jobs, as well.

The graphics were very appealing as were the presentors. My only suggestion here is to sound more spontaneous and less academic. It seemed as though the content was being read.

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Kristina Š
5.0 a month ago
by Kristina completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.
As usual, University of Alberta always delivers. I have to tell the truth, my extremely great experience with previous UA courses motivated me to enroll into this one, and I was not disappointed. Even though I've studied some First Nation languages, I never knew about the history of indigenous people in Canada, the injustice, treaties, residential schools catastrophes, and utter unfairness. Usually people only learn about the troubles of Indians in America, but this course shows us the ways of life and hard times of indigenous people in Canada as well. You'll learn about historical treaties, backgrounds, crises, culture, art, modern protests and movements, feminism, and even social media. This course is a gem, and I hope to see a sequel.

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