Sign up for an Indigenous Canada Online Course

September 11, 2017 | Melanie

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Indigenous Canada

Join us in exploring Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada, from Indigenous perspectives.

Indigenous Canada is a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), created by the University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies, that looks at key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective, highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.



Join us for our Launch Event!

Friday, September 22, 7-8 PM

Atrium, Toronto Reference Library

On Friday, September 22, Chief Stacey Laforme, elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, will help kick off our registration launch event with a talk on his vision of an Indigenous Canada. Library staff will be on hand afterwards to help interested participants sign up for the Indigenous Canada MOOC.


Sign up for Indigenous Canada

Can't make it to our launch event or learning circles? You can still participate by taking the Indigenous Canada online course at home or in your local library branch. All you need is a computer, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you're taking the online course in a public space, you'll want to make sure you have headphones as well. No tech? No problem! All TPL branches provide access to public workstations that can be reserved in advance, and for up to an hour at each location. If you have your own laptop or tablet, but no internet at home, all TPL branches also provide wireless internet access. With a valid library card, you can also borrow a laptop (for use in library) at select branch locations and connect to our wireless service to access the course content.


Take Part in a Learning Circle

Thursday, October 5 - December 21, 6-8 PM

Learning Centre 2, Toronto Reference Library

Work through the Indigenous Canada course materials together in a group at the library! Learning Circles bring independent online learning to a physical social space in an open collaborative environment. Participants in our Indigenous Canada Learning Circle will view course materials and videos together, and take part in open discussion and dialogue, facilitated by library staff.

The Learning Circle at the Toronto Reference Library is currently full, but you can still put your name on the waiting list, or talk to your local branch about running their own Learning Circle or exploring other ways to participate.


Toronto Public Library is proud to promote Indigenous Canada as part of a nation-wide initiative by the Canadian Federation of Library Assocations - Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques to honour the truth and follow through on the Truth and Reconcilliation Comission's Calls to Action.