Course Description

Offered by the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being - CPSW@wlu.ca

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

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Self-Location & Introduction to Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • Historical and Contemporary Context

This course is asynchronous (work at your own pace). There are no set days or times you are required to be online. Please email cpsw@wlu.ca with any questions with regard to delivery.

Start date: Continuous
Delivery: Online
Fee: $175
Time: Approximately 15 hours
Certificate of completion: Yes


Please note this course is similar to Part 1 of our Gladue Principles certificate. Please email cpsw@wlu.ca before registering for this course if you have already taken Gladue Principles or if you have intentions of taking both this course and the Gladue Principles certificate.
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Section Title
Uncovering the Truth: Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Online, self paced
May 01, 2024 to Aug 31, 2024
Course Fee(s)
Online non-credit $175.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
Start any time and work at your own pace.
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