Free speaker series: Indigenous Canada: National Context and Local Perspective

April 18 | Classroom 1 | Kelowna Library and webcast to Vernon Library

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Indigenous Canada

Dr. Paul L. Gareau
Dr. Gareau is Métis and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada as well as the academic lead for the Indigenous Canada Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This free course re-opens for registration April 16.

In March 2017, the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta launched our massive open online course (MOOC), Indigenous Canada in response to the lack of representative academic material about Indigenous experiences in Canada by Indigenous scholars. Since our launch, we have gained over 20,000 learners, becoming the largest free Indigenous Studies online course garnering attention from social and traditional media, libraries, colleges, and government agencies across Canada. In this presentation, I will discuss the collaborative creation of the Indigenous Canada course and its impact as a frontline tool for disseminating Indigenous-produced content about Indigenous experiences in Canada, and, thus, contributing to reordering national discourses concerning Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Live discussion: Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Street
Webcast: Okanagan Regional Library, Vernon Branch, 2800 30th Avenue
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