Aboriginal Awareness

COURSE OVERVIEW

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 behavior is critical to establishing respectful, courteous relationships within our multicultural society.

COURSE DURATION

Approximately 2 hours

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing

COURSE TOPICS

  • What is Culture?
  • Cultural Impact
  • Cultural Adaptation
  • Elements of Culture
  • Values, Norms, Symbols, and Artifacts
  • Developing Culture
  • Becoming Culturally Aware
  • Self-Awareness
  • 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