Continuing Education

FNMI600 - Aboriginal Awareness

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Course Overview

Delivered through the Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre at NAIT, this online course provides participants with the opportunity to increase awareness of First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures and explore how to better support students, staff, and colleagues. Contemporary issues, historical events, and Aboriginal ways of learning and knowing will be explored through the use of videos and personal narratives. Participants will reflect on Aboriginal cultures, and will examine the effects of colonization and racism through course content and interaction with Cultural Advisor Verna Orr. There will be opportunities for personal reflection and application of course content as participants focus on understanding as a path to greater self-awareness and Aboriginal student, staff, and colleague support.

This course is asynchronous and you can enter at any time during the week to access the content and participate in the activities. There are no papers to complete and no examinations to write, although each week there is at least one interactive activity to complete and the Cultural Advisor will hold an optional office hours to explore content and questions.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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