Jan 22, 2018
Excellent course that provides a great foundation for learning about Indigenous cultures and worldviews. Provides thoughtful topics to explore and insightful knowledge. I highly recommend this course!
Sep 25, 2017
This course was eye-opening and an essential learning experience for my work with First Nations children and their families. I have and will continue to recommend this course to my colleagues.
por Sushmitha K•
Jun 05, 2018
Such a great, informative and insightful course on indigenous peoples in Canada - a must learn for any Canadian.
por Elizabeth D•
Sep 26, 2017
It was fantastic. Challenging enough for me and yet not so daunting that I couldn't do it. I felt like I might not be able to manage the course but, in fact it was very informative and easy to learn.
I liked the presenters very much and especially liked the thank you at the last lesson, because it did feel to me, after 12 weeks together that I knew the presenters. I learned a lot, it just showed me that I can go further, and I will. Thank you again.
por Karen L D•
Nov 09, 2017
This course is the best Canadian history course I have taken, This course should be a requirement for Canadian history courses, Very well done!
por Sandy K•
Sep 02, 2017
I learned so much. Thanks for the great insight.
por Megan D•
Nov 22, 2017
A well-researched and informative overview of Canadian history from the often silenced FNMI perspective! Thank you!
por Kathleen W•
Jan 27, 2018
Thought-provoking historical perspective.
por Tanner L•
Apr 24, 2018
por Carolyn J D•
Nov 16, 2017
Extremely well organized and engaging material on a subject it's a shame we didn't all learn more about in schools. I am very grateful that such a course is accessible to anyone who is interested in learning, at no cost!
por Kirsten N•
Sep 16, 2017
Thanks to this course, I feel better prepared to share the indigenous ways of knowing with my high school social studies students. Thank you so much!
por Syed A•
Nov 19, 2017
This is a great course! I learned a great deal from it.
por James R•
Jan 19, 2018
Great introduction to indigenous history in Canada as we art, gender, activism and society.
por Leesa S•
Mar 29, 2018
Excellent and highly reccommended
por KAMALA R•
Feb 04, 2018
I think this course should be part of our mandatory mainstream education. Although I had some superficial familiarity with the course content through Social Studies education in 1980s Alberta, a lot of this content was delivered expertly to someone with fresh eyes, perspective, and enthusiasm for learning the truth about indigenous peoples, history, and culture. As a resident living in unceded territory of Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, I believe it is my duty to learn as much as I can in honour of the indigenous people's contributions to this land, and for the debt of gratitude we owe to them. I hope for more classes on native studies through coursera or on my own. I am also a U of A alumni and wish I could go back a couple decades in a time machine so I could have taken courses then.
por Natasha L•
Apr 16, 2018
I am really glad I enrolled in this course offered by the faculty! I learned so much more clarity over indigenous perspective in relation to world views, historical significance past and present and future more than I thought I knew. I enjoyed each lessons and I really loved the interviews and the art work discussions that were in each module. The teachers spoke at a great speed and with great tone that felt personal like I was sitting with my family and having a family member explain and teaching me cultural life lessons,even the very hard parts with the missing and murdered women,to enfranchisement, assimilation and residential schools,there is just so much more understanding and open learning that I only wish was a standard in schools because although some horrifying history and on going struggles,I think would really open the door for trying to see how our daily living without a thought about what it means to be living in the modern world on the lands of those who already occupied and have had an integral connection to their lands,has been impacted and how we can return to a way of mutual respect and equalitarian ways and having a good platform that opens up discussions about what this means. None of the lessons felt like one sided view point or heavily political,or like an ulterior agenda,even while discussing those very things from the indigenous perspective. It was well put together for each module and just let's you learn as best as can be explained and shared so much history,insight and understanding and respect into indigenous Canada.
por Christina M•
Jul 05, 2018
Loved it, so enriching. I have learned so much and I am grateful for this free knowledge. Thank you for the efforts and energy put forth throughout the course.
por Julie M•
May 25, 2018
I learned a lot from this course. Thank you.
por Rose R•
Oct 17, 2017
This course ought to be required learning for everyone. Highly recommended.
por Chantal L M•
Apr 26, 2018
This was a great course and I would recommend it. I learned so much more about the history of Canada and more importantly the contemporary issues facing indigenous and settler peoples. Thank you the UA and the instructors for providing
por Julie K•
Jan 24, 2018
This course was thought-provoking, eye-opening and a truly excellent way to learn more about Indigenous cultures and issues in Canada. I've recommended it to many of my friends and will encourage them to take it as soon as possible.
por Melanie D•
Aug 09, 2017
The course was really the perfect balance of introductory material and more in-depth examples. I really appreciated the Indigenous-led content, the respect for context, and the different formats for learning. I will definitely be keeping the course notes to look back over!
por Jeffrey M•
Feb 18, 2018
Every settler Canadian should take this course.
por Lisa T•
Jan 24, 2018
Thank you for an eye-opening, thorough and informative course!
por Stephanie R•
Apr 09, 2018
Very informative as well as user-friendly. Thank you!
por Tsitsi C•
May 17, 2018
I learnt a lot about the history of Canada through this course. It truly is an eye opener on privilege and the inequalities in Canadian soci
por Hannah G•
Sep 10, 2017
Excellent course. I'm glad to have found such an engaging way to start to learn about the Indigenous histories of Canada. I was recommended the course by several friends, and recommended it to several more, and I know they are really enjoying it as well. I particularly loved the artwork commissioned for the course. Thanks so much!