Bear Standing Tall Cultural Awareness Training

Welcome! This course is designed to increase participants' understanding of Indigenous culture and history, as well as provide practical tools for building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples. The course is particularly relevant for Canadians and newcomers to Canada who are interested in learning more about Indigenous history and culture, and who wish to contribute to reconciliation efforts. Throughout the course, participants will explore key topics such as the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, the impact of colonialism and Residential Schools, the importance of language and ceremony, and the diversity of Indigenous cultures across the country. Participants are encouraged to hold space for discussions and activities that encourage reflection on their own biases and assumptions, and provide practical strategies for building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples. By the end of the course, participants will have a deeper understanding of Indigenous culture and history, as well as practical tools for engaging in meaningful reconciliation efforts. This course is an important step towards building a more inclusive and equitable society for all Canadians.

    1. Intro

    2. Welcome

    3. Learning Outcomes

    4. Pre-Survey to Cultural Awareness Training

    5. Good Relations

    6. Quote: Senator Murray Sinclair

    1. Contact

    2. Quiz

    3. Doctrine of Discovery and “Terra Nullius” (1493) Pt I

    4. Doctrine of Discovery Pt II

    5. Quiz

    6. Mi'Kmaq leader welcomes French (1605)

    7. Quiz

    8. The Fur Trade and the Royal Charter (1670)

    9. Quiz

    10. Smallpox Blankets Given to Indigenous Peoples (1763)

    11. Quiz

    12. The Royal Proclamation (1763)

    13. Quiz

    14. Killing of Buffalo to Restrict Access to Food (1800's)

    15. quiz

    16. Métis: Manitoba Emerges out of the Red River Resistance (1870)

    17. quiz

    18. The Pass System

    19. quiz

    20. Inuit "a Federal Responsibility" (1924-1929)

    21. quiz

    22. E-Numbers (1940's - 1970's)

    23. quiz

    24. Sixties Scoop (1959)

    25. quiz

    26. Nunavut Territory is Created (1959)

    27. quiz

    28. Starlight Tours (2000s)

    29. quiz

    30. Commission of Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (2016)

    31. quiz

    32. Exoneration of Tsilhqot’in Chiefs hanged in 1864 (2018)

    33. quiz

    34. Boil Water Advisories in Indigenous Communities

    35. quiz

    36. Housing Crisis - Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Big Trout Lake

    37. quiz

    38. High victimization Rates Among Indigenous Women

    39. quiz

    40. Overrepresentation in Prison System

    41. quiz

    42. Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Pipeline

    43. quiz

    44. The First Residential School (1828)

    45. quiz

    46. Indian Residential School System Formally Established (1883)

    47. quiz

    48. The Last Residential Schools (1996)

    49. quiz

    50. Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (2007)

    51. quiz

    52. Statement of Apology to Residential School Survivors (2008)

    53. quiz

    54. Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Final Report (2015)

    55. quiz

    56. Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (1994)

    57. quiz

    58. Bill C-262 (2018)

    59. quiz

    60. Early Treaties (1600-1763)

    61. quiz

    62. Two Row Wampum (1613)

    63. quiz

    64. Robinson Treaties (1850)

    65. quiz

    66. The Douglas Treaties (1850-1854)

    67. quiz

    68. First Nations Granted the Right to Vote (1960)

    69. quiz

    70. The Numbered Treaties (1871 - 1920)

    71. quiz

    72. The White Paper (1969)

    73. quiz

    74. Idle No More (2012)

    75. quiz

    76. A Matter of National and Constitutional Import (2016)

    77. quiz

    78. Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework (2018)

    79. quiz

    80. Oka Resistance (1990)

    81. quiz

    82. The Royal Commission on Aboriginal People (1996)

    83. quiz

    84. The Delgamuukw Decision (1997)

    85. quiz

    86. Nisga'a Final Agreement (1998)

    87. quiz

    88. History of the Indian Act (1876 - 1985)

    89. quiz

    90. A National Crime (1927)

    91. quiz

    92. Canadian Constitution; Section 35 (1982)

    93. quiz

    94. Nunavut Land Claim Agreement (1993)

    95. quiz

    96. Meet Fred and Freda

    97. Freds tacky tie

    98. Everyone is welcome at Pow- Wow's

    99. Lunch & Learn

    100. Respectful Language videos

    101. Post-Survey Cultural Awareness Training

    102. Completion

    1. Respectful Language

    2. 300 Ways to Ally with Indigenous Peoples

    3. Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

    4. Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Resources

    5. Links to videos and more great information

    6. Video: What is Orange Shirt Day?


By taking this powerful course, you will gain a deeper understanding of the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. This knowledge will help you to appreciate and respect the diversity and richness of Indigenous cultures, as well as deepen your understanding of the challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples. Practical Tools for Building Relationships: The course provides practical tools for building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples. You will learn strategies for engaging in respectful and collaborative partnerships, which can help to foster positive and productive relationships with Indigenous communities. Reconciliation: The course is an important step towards reconciliation efforts in Canada. By increasing your understanding of Indigenous culture and history, you can contribute to the ongoing process of reconciliation, and help to build a more inclusive and equitable society for all Canadians. Professional Development: The course can also be valuable for your professional development. With the increasing focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the knowledge and skills gained in this course can help you to be a more effective and culturally sensitive colleague, manager, or business owner. Overall, taking the Indigenous Awareness Cultural Sensitivity Training course can provide you with a deeper understanding of Indigenous culture and history, practical tools for building relationships, and opportunities to contribute to reconciliation efforts in Canada.