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.