Course Description

FNMIP Part Two AQ candidates will engage in critical discussions to increase understanding about colonialism, the unique traditions, histories, and current issues for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples as well as provincial, national and international human rights legislation and the connections of these rights legislations to First Nations, Inuit Métis Peoples.   

The course includes modules in which candidates will better understand colonialism and its ongoing impacts on Indigenous peoples, the whole of Canadian society and, in particular, education. Key concepts will include: Culture, Traditions and Worldviews, Sovereignty and Inherent Rights, Political Realities, Family/Community Relationships, Relationships to Land and Sea.  Course candidates will explore pedagogical inquiries through the lens of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.

The document Redefining How Success is Measured in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Learning provides a comprehensive definition of what is meant by “learning success” and the framework for measuring success for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students.  This will guide candidates as they critically implement theoretical learning frameworks to inform the design, implementation and assessment of programs and practices. 

This course will help educators to:

• Gain deeper knowledge and understanding which will empower them to integrate Indigenous content across curricula and within school and system structures.

• Understand the impacts of colonialism and systemic racism in Canada through the context of years of struggles for First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples.  These are truths which must be presented alongside the colonial narratives that have long dominated the teaching of Canada’s past and present in order for educators to chart paths of change. 

• Better address many of the ten performance measures articulated in The Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework (2007) and the four key priority areas of Board Action Plans as outlined most recently in Strengthening Our Learning Journey: Third Progress Report on the Implementation of the Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework (2018).


  • This $50.00 discount applies to Laurier Waterloo BEd graduates only.

  • Use discount code ALUMNI50 during checkout to have discount applied.


  • Refer to board flyers for subsidy information 


  • Up to and including the first day of course: Full refund less 15% administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be issued after the first day of the course.
  • If course is cancelled due to insufficient registration: 100% refund


• It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are eligible to take this course and have it applied to their OCT record.

• Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers

• Applicants must have successfully completed the FNMIP, Part 1 AQ course

Confirmation of Teaching Experience form must be submitted prior to the first day of class to the AQ office in order to complete registration.  Link can be found www.wlu.ca/education/aq


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First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples: Understanding Traditional Teachings, Histories, Current Issues and Cultures - Part 2
Mar 21, 2024 to May 16, 2024
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Course Fee non-credit $685.00
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Final date for registration is March 14, 2024.

Once your application has been submitted, the AQ office will send you an email confirming that your registration has been accepted.

Instructor: Colinda Clyne

Blended format: Synchronous classroom: 44 hours, Individual online: 56 hours and Independent study: 25 hours

Synchronous Class Schedule: Thursday 5:00 – 8:30 pm, Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 21

Saturday, March 23

Thursday, April 4

Thursday, April 11

Saturday, April 13

Thursday, April 18

Thursday, April 25

Saturday, April 27

Thursday, May 2

Thursday, May 9

Saturday, May 11

Thursday, May 16

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