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An introduction to Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in Canada, including relationships to land, identities, and cultural knowledges, will support the development of the skills and understanding necessary to work in diverse workplace settings with Indigenous peoples.
Participants increase their knowledge and skills to work cross-culturally focusing on the advantages of diversity and honing skills to promote inclusivity. In this course participants will;
1. Describe and explain the historical and contemporary contexts of Indigenous peoples in Canada through exploration of Indigenous perspectives on land, identities, treaties and laws as well as implications for Indigenous peoples navigating assimilation and oppression in Canada.
2. Challenge myths about Indigenous peoples, describe unique cultural differences and foundational Indigenous ways of knowing, and identify influential Indigenous peoples and programs in Canada.
3. Develop strategies for recreating their relationships with Indigenous peoples through contrasting personal ways of being with Indigenous ways of being, exploring Indigenous media, art and culture, and a final assignment which consolidates participants’ personal experience during this course.
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Participants are evaluated on their participation in the course; must satisfactorily complete all requirements and achieve a 65% minimum on the final quiz. Requirements include participating in and completing:
If you (or your organization) are interested in this course, please contact 403-410-3466 so we can notify you when this course becomes available. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Strategies and skills of flourishing Canadians, born abroad
Pathways to Belonging and Influence: Strategies and skills of the flourishing Canadians, born abroad is a joint applied research project between Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) and Bow Valley College. The goal of this research project was to identify common trends, practices and tactics among successful immigrants and determine effective strategies for establishing oneself in Canada. This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The first part of this project includes a series of audio conversations with immigrants who have successfully established themselves and are flourishing in Canada. The conversations reflect a diversity of experiences. Each person has unique life lessons to share with you. Listen to these conversations or read the transcripts to learn strategies and tips for establishing yourself and experiencing success in Canada. The second part of this project resulted in a report which summarizes common strategies and practices among successful immigrants.