Indigenous Resources

Indigenous Canada: Online Course

About this course: Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include: 

  • Worldview
  • Fur Trade
  • New Rules, New Game (legal systems and rights)
  • "Killing the Indian in the Child" (Residential School system)
  • A modern Indian?
  • Red Power (political conflicts and alliances)
  • Sovereign Lands: Traditional Ecological Knowledge 
  • Indigenous in the City 
  • Current Social Movements
  • 'Living' Traditions - Expressions in Pop Culture and Art


Supporting Aboriginal Students in Higher Education - Article

"Supporting Success: Aboriginal Students in Higher Education" an article by Cynthia Gallop

This article outlines the importance of relationship building between students and faculty, the factors leading to Aboriginal student success, and creating supportive institutional spaces. 

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Indigenous Student Success in Health Programs

"What helps and hinders indigenous student success in higher education health programmes: a qualitative study using the Critical Incident Technique" by Elana Curtis, Erena Wikaire, Bridget Kool, Michelle Honey, Fiona Kelly, Phillippa Poole, Mark Barrow, Airini, Shaun Ewen and Papaarangi Reid.

This article examines through qualitative study the "teaching and learning practices that help or hinder Maori student success in non-lecture settings within undergraduate health programmes at the University of Auckland. Academic success for indigenous students requires multi-faceted, inclusive, culturally responsive and engaging teaching and learning approaches delivered by educators and student support staff" (from Abstract).

Higher Education Research & Development, 2015. Vol. 34, No. 3, 486–500.

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