These Canadian celebrities want you to take a FREE online course on Indigenous issues
Canadian celebrities have taken to social media to try to encourage Canadians to learn more about Indigenous issues.
This Morning Star of a Hit TV Show Schitt’s Creek, Dan Levy, took to Twitter to tell his followers that he had signed up for a free course offered by the University of Alberta called ‘Indigenous Canada’.
According to his article, the course consists of “12 lessons that explore Aboriginal histories and contemporary issues from an Aboriginal perspective.”
Come learn with me? I signed up for a (free) course at the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada. 12 lessons that explore Indigenous histories and contemporary issues from an Indigenous perspective.
This short video explains everything. Sign up via the link in my bio! pic.twitter.com/LccboMO8X2
— dan levy (@danjlevy) August 18, 2020
Just hours later, Canadian singer-songwriters Tegan and Sara did the same.
” I just signed up Indigenous Canada a new course of [The University of Alberta] and I agree with [The Native Women’s Association of Canada]’ that ‘change requires action and education.’ This is the first time I’ve been ‘to school’ since 1998. So excited (and nervous),” half of the Canadian duo wrote.
The course, offered by the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, is completely free and online, making it accessible to anyone who wishes to take it.
Dr. Paul Gareau, assistant professor at the U of A, teaches the course.
Dr. Gareau is a member of the “Métis” and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research and teaching focus on theory and methodology regarding religion and relationship, gender, Indigenous epistemologies, land and place, and sovereignty/people,” states the University of the University website. ‘Alberta.
There are also a number of additional Indigenous scholars who will give presentations throughout the course.
The entire program, broken down lesson by lesson, can be consulted here. Lessons include topics such as the fur trade, living traditions, Indigenous women, sovereign lands and more.
If you want to bring Indigenous Canada alongside beloved Canadian celebrities-turned-students, you can find more information here.