Indigenous Canada - Massive Open Online Course!

Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2025


Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Native Studies 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.


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Topics Covered

  • The fur trade and other exchange relationships,

  • Land claims and environmental impacts,

  • Legal systems and rights,

  • Political conflicts and alliances,

  • Indigenous political activism,

  • Contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.


Course Format

Delivery: Online

Level: Beginner

Commitment: 12 weeks of study, 2—3 hours/week


This course consists of twelve modules, each with a series of:

  • video lectures,

  • a set of course notes and course glossary,

  • and required and recommended readings.


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