Canada is a culturally diverse country where many races, religions and languages come together. Becoming aware of what culture is and how it affects our behaviour is critical to establishing respectful, courteous relationships within our multicultural society.
This online Aboriginal Awareness course covers the following topics:
- What is Culture?
- Cultural Impact
- Cultural Adaptation
- Elements of Culture
- Values, Norms, Symbols, and Artifacts
- Developing Culture
- Becoming Culturally Aware
- Communication Breakdowns
- Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
- Cultural Identity
- Same Culture – Different Behaviour
- Who are Canada’s Aboriginal People?
- The First Nations, Métis, and Inuit
- The Indian Act
- Status and Non-Status Indian
- Numbered Treaties and Treaty Indians
- Early Aboriginal Life
- Historic Aboriginal Groups
- Arrival of European Explorers
- Canadian Fur Trade
- Impacts on Aboriginal People
- The Royal Proclamation
- Battle of Seven Oaks
- Doctrine of Assimilation
- The British North American Act
- Residential Schools
- Current History
- Using What You’ve Learned
Approximately 90 minutes
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark. Printable resources are available in the form of a comprehensive student manual. The manual is a valuable resource for future use and knowledge retention.
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.
This online Aboriginal Awareness course introduces the concept of culture to set the foundation for discussion of Canada’s Aboriginal people, their values, concerns and history.