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.
Indigenous Canada gave me a great overview of the history of Canada, and the even older history of the Indigenous Peoples of these lands as well as helping me see more of the stories, culture, language, and realities of the original natives of this place. It’s exciting, interesting, thoughtful, and challenging – presented well, and in an engaging, easy to access manner. Highly recommended! - Alastair McCollum, incumbent St John the Divine, Victoria