“Education is the key to reconciliation. Education got us into this mess, and education will get us out of this mess.”
Truth and Reconciliation Canada Commissioner, Senator Murray Sinclair (Ojibway), CBC, 2015
Learn, relate & move forward
Camosun offers many courses and programs designed to help learners understand who Indigenous Peoples are in Canada as well as professional development opportunities that relate to understanding Indigenous peoples with the following:
TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW (TTW) is an award winning, blended delivery course which provides insight into Indigenous world view; describes the impact of colonization and how it affects students attending the college today; contemporary realities facing Indigenous peoples and Indigenization at Camosun College.
Open Educational Resources
Pulling Together, a series of open educational resources, was developed by BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education for those who work in or support post-secondary education. In addition to the Foundations Guide, a resource guide was developed for five target audiences: Teachers and Instructors, Leaders and Administrators, Curriculum Developers, Front Line Staff and Advisors, and Researchers.
Massive Open Online Courses
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer the ability to learn online for free. MOOCs can have thousands of people enrolled. These MOOCs were developed by Indigenous faculty from Canadian universities.
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education (University of British Columbia)
This six week course supports professional and personal learning for advancing Indigenous priorities and reconciliation in community, education, and work contexts.
Indigenous Canada (University of Alberta)
This 12 week course can be taken as an accredited or audited free online course. Delivered 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.
Aboriginal worldviews and education (University of Toronto)
This six week course is intended for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners to explore the historical, social and political issues in Indigenous education and how Indigenous worldviews “can inform professional programs and practices, including but not limited to the field of education.”