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Beginning in the New Year a cooperative learning opportunity is being jointly offered by Comox United and Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship. Using the free online open access course from U of Alberta through *Coursera, "Indigenous Canada" is presented in 12 modules. Participants will independently listen to two online modules of 45-70 minutes in length sometime over a 2 week period. Then participants will meet via Zoom for a facilitated discussion about the content of the two modules. The Zoom discussions will be 7 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of the month beginning January 23, 2023 and ending April 24, 2023. There will be no Zoom discussion April 10, 2023, Easter Monday.

“Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies, U of Alberta, that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.”exploring the history and background of Indigenous peoples in Canada."

Join us in exploring the history and background of Indigenous peoples in Canada. To sign up or ask questions about this joint program between CU and CVUF please contact Christy Faraher-Amidon at: [email protected] com


“Indigenous Canada” Working Group

Wayne Wilson CU

Wanda Harssema CVUF

Christy Faraher-Amidon CVUF

Barbara Huhn CVUF


*Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere, access to online courses and degrees from leading universities and companies.