Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion
An introduction to Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in Canada - including relationships to land, identities, and cultural knowledges ¬- will support the development of the skills and understanding necessary to work in diverse workplace settings with Indigenous peoples. Participants increase their knowledge and skills to work cross-culturally focusing on the advantages of diversity and honing skills to promote inclusivity.
In this course participants will;
• Describe and explain the historical and contemporary contexts of Indigenous peoples in Canada through exploration of Indigenous perspectives on land, identities, treaties and laws as well as implications for Indigenous peoples navigating assimilation and oppression in Canada.
• Challenge myths about Indigenous peoples, describe unique cultural differences and foundational Indigenous ways of knowing, and identify influential Indigenous peoples and programs in Canada.
• Develop strategies for recreating their relationships with Indigenous peoples through contrasting personal ways of being with Indigenous ways of being, exploring Indigenous media, art and culture, and a final assignment which consolidates participants’ personal experience during this course.
This initiative is supported by: