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Uncovering the Truth: Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

PPI Education acknowledges they are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is covered by Treaty 13.

Wilfrid Laurier University acknowledges that our Brantford campus is on the Haldimand Tract, traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

This online course provides historical and contemporary context to help better understand Indigenous injustice in Canada. This includes reviewing explanations of intergenerational trauma and learning about interrelated forms of colonial oppression, including “Indian” legislation, the imposed reserve system, and the pass system. The realities of residential schools and the lingering impacts and interrelated wrongs of the colonial state, including the “Sixties Scoop” and Indian hospitals, are reviewed. A look at the contemporary context, such as current educational realities, the ongoing “Millennial Scoop,” and gendered violence affecting Indigenous peoples, including the crisis of those who have gone missing and been murdered, are considered. Truth and reconciliation, which involves looking closer at which calls to action concerning justice from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have been acted upon, are also explored.

Course Goals and Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this course is for you to be able to gain new knowledge and expose you to new perspectives. Thus, you can adapt the lessons and materials in a way that works best for you.

By the end of this course, students should be able to do the following: