Jan 22, 2018
Excellent course that provides a great foundation for learning about Indigenous cultures and worldviews. Provides thoughtful topics to explore and insightful knowledge. I highly recommend this course!
Sep 25, 2017
This course was eye-opening and an essential learning experience for my work with First Nations children and their families. I have and will continue to recommend this course to my colleagues.
von Marjorie G•
May 21, 2019
I wish there is a part two to this course. I want to learn more,
von Cristoberly A B•
Apr 13, 2019
A course that every Canadian needs to take to promote the healing of our nation.
von Art H•
Nov 21, 2017
There are several reasons why I rated this course as being poor. First, the presentation style does not make use of the capabilities of the medium, namely a significant (perhaps 70 to 80%) portion of the course is just lecturing. There are flashes of material on the screen behind the presenter but, most of the time, there is no specific discussion of the picture, diagram or map. The course would be enhanced significantly by using videos, real interviews (rather than just having the interviewee speak about the topic just like a lecturer), and by really incorporating graphics into the presentation. My second reason is that the material is presented in a very superficial manner. I realize that this is an introductory course but the course organizers/presenters need to go in depth into a few of the examples rather than just quickly going over them. Thirdly, there is very limited resource material given and the access to that material is not very user friendly. For example, if one wanted to get more information on a particular treaty, it would be helpful to have the reference to that directly incorporated into the course notes so that one could click on the reference and bring up an article with more details.
von Shiraz C•
Jul 18, 2019
A very valuable course that taught me a lot about our history.
von Sean M•
Jul 16, 2019
I would recommend Indigenous Canada to anyone with an interest in acquiring knowledge about Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships and how our collective history shapes our relationships today.
The course is a worthwhile investment of time for those who are interested in seeing matters from an indigenous perspective. It was certainly helpful for me and brought me to a new level of understanding of the complex history of indigenous people and the nation of Canada.
von Joshua D•
Jul 13, 2019
Excellent overview of Indigenous Canada
von Andrew J•
Jul 09, 2019
Very effective learning methods including great videos! Helped me greatly to improve my understanding and awareness of Indigenous issues in Canada, the history etc. Thanks!
von Carol P P•
Jul 08, 2019
This was such a fantastic learning experience. Thank you for creating this course.
von Eimear S•
Jul 03, 2019
Learned so much about Indigenous history in Canada, would definitely recommend.
von Priscilla D•
Jun 29, 2019
Very informative course if you need an introduction to Indigenous history in Canada. The deadlines that were suggested were reasonable and the length of the quizzes were reasonable. Would recommend taking this course.
von greg f•
Jun 27, 2019
well done,very informative and ground for a lot of thought over the course of material presented.
von Jennifer M•
Jun 26, 2019
This introduction course has left me wanting to dive deeper into this history and culture. How my ancestors and family have experienced the detrimental effects outlined in this Course.
von Tamara S•
Jun 26, 2019
I would love to be able to share on Facebook but could not find a way. Very informative course that many Canadians should take.
von david b•
Jun 25, 2019
A fantastic and insightful look at indigeneity in Canada. Thank you!
von Erin H•
Jun 25, 2019
Wonderful course packed with great information and relevant to today
von kyra f•
Jun 25, 2019
this is the best online course i have taken..lots of flexibility in your hours and courses. i really enjoyed learning about Indigenous peoples of Canada as i an Inuit but haven't really ever learned about other native peoples of Canada.
von Annette L•
Jun 18, 2019
Amazing! Very insightful and educational
von Anna M G•
Jun 10, 2019
I admit to being rather naïve when it comes to Indigenous Canada. This course is a real eye opener. My heart is heavy as I learn how western civilization imposed its values, morals and worldviews on Indigenous peoples.
As a correctional nurse working in a maximum security detention centre, I learned how much our punitive justice system is juxtaposed with the once practiced restorative justice system of First Nations Peoples.
I have also learned how a society that values not just humans but all life as equals, as much to teach us in are present day " throw away society"
I would recommend this course to any Canadian who wishes to have a better understanding of Indigenous Canada.
von Liyan D•
Jun 07, 2019
Growing up in central and northern Alberta, I thought I had a pretty good idea of Indigenous history. I was wrong. This course has changed everything. For example, I now REALLY understand that I was born on Treaty 6 lands, and spent quite a few school years on Treaty 8 land. That reality matters and should be foremost in our minds. I also learned that there is another word for "Cree" and I had no idea that was the case. I now know that nehiyawak (lower case only) is a correct and respectful term. Everyone should take this course!
von Kamshi K•
Jun 07, 2019
This is an excellent course. It's clear, concise, varied and easy to follow. It was good to be able to download the course notes and to make notes along the way using the "save note" function. It covered a wide range of aspects that any non-indigenous or unlearned indigenous person can gain much insight and information from. Highly recommended!!
von Alexis R•
Jun 06, 2019
I was very naive to how Canada came to be. This course opened my eyes to the hardship, determination, and resiliency the Indigenous have conquered. Would recommend to anyone!
von Jeff A•
Jun 01, 2019
Very informative and clear, I would highly recommend the Indigenous Canada course, to anyone that would like to learn and understand the history of Indigenous peoples.
von Paula M C•
May 30, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this course, and the instructors! It has provided me with a much broader understanding of Canada before and since colonization, and of the painful and poignant struggles that the Indigenous peoples of this land have endured at the "divide and conquer" whims of colonial and European powers. I am most impressed with the resilience and the power of community action of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Canada to effect positive change for all. I will highly recommend this course to my colleagues here at Western U. It was my first MOOC and I'm happy it was with you, Professor Bear! Miigwetch!!
von Larissa T•
May 28, 2019
Excellent course, it was a much needed supplement to my grade school and post-secondary education.
von genevieve l•
May 24, 2019
Should be part of public school curriculum.