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Indigenous learning at UCalgary

Non-credit learning

For students, faculty, staff and the public

Indigenous Relations Training Program

Open to students, staff, faculty and the public who are seeking development to gain a better understanding of the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population today, and how to build relationships with those communities.

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Online Workshop: The Story of ii' taa'poh'to'p

Staff, faculty and students are invited to learn more about the Indigenous Strategy, and develop an understanding of diverse Indigenous cultures in Canada. 

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Indigenous Education Resources

Hosted by the Werklund School of Education, this site provides academic staff, support staff and students with resources to help inform, inspire and support professional development in Indigenous education. 

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eLearning Module: Beginning the Journey Towards Reconciliation

Staff, faculty and students are invited to learn more about the diverse histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada, as well as, consider the effects of colonization and the legacy of residential schools.

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Indigenous Knowledge Lecture Series

An annual lecture series featuring Indigenous thought leaders and presented by ii' taa'poh'to'p in partnership with faculties and units at UCalgary.

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UCalgary Recorded Indigenous Lectures & Events

Explore past lecture and event recordings featuring Indigenous leaders and scholars from institutions across North America. 

Recorded lectures

Anti-Indigenous Racism Learning

Learn more about the Anti-Indigenous Racism Workshop and the 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act Workshop by clicking the link below. 

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Indigenous Initiatives in Canadian Universities

Watch Dr. Michael Hart, PhD, vice-provost of Indigenous Engagement, host a multi-university discussion titled: Elevating Indigenous Knowledge Programs in University Landscapes. 

Presented on April 14, 2021

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Credit programs

For current undergraduate and graduate students

International Indigenous Studies

An interdisciplinary undergraduate program offered by the Faculty of Arts with both major and minor options.


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Indigenous Education: A Call to Action

A program option within the Master of Education (MEd), Interdisciplinary route at the Werklund School of Education.

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Niitsitapiisinni: Real Peoples' Way of Life

An off-campus program option within the Master of Education (MEd), Interdisciplinary route at the Werklund School of Education.

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Trauma-Informed Practice certificate

A Certificate program in the Faculty of Social work that prepares practitioners to recognize the impacts of trauma in various contexts and provide appropriate social work interventions and supports, with specific focus on Indigenous groups.

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Conceptualizing an Ethical Space of Engagement in the Classroom as a Decolonizing Strategy

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

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Ten Ways Organizations Get in Their Own Way

Watch this lecture by Dr. Marcia Anderson, MD, of the University of Manitoba about barriers to Indigenous achievement (reconciliation, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism) in institutions and organizations. 

Presented on Sept. 22, 2020

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Student resources

ii' taa'poh'to'p's vision is supported by Writing Symbols Lodge, which offers a cultural community for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Indigenous Students' Council

UCalgary's Indigenous Students' Council is an all-inclusive club that serves First Nations, Métis and Inuit students through peer, cultural and educational support.

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Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) strives to support and nurture the recruitment, retention and completion of Indigenous graduate students. 

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Ótáp ímisskaan: the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Ótáp ímisskaan (pronounced Óo-tdúp-ím-ss-gkhan) is a community-based Indigenous youth outreach program designed to motivate and empower Indigenous youth to become future leaders and to seek the leader within.

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Prospective students

UCalgary's admissions process supports participation by and success for Indigenous students, enriching the university’s intellectual and cultural life.

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Cultural and personal advising

Writing Symbols Lodge provides opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals to seek one-on-one and personal support through culturally based community experts.

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Indigenous Health Program

A student program committed to supporting Indigenous learners and confronting issues faced by Indigenous people in the health-care system and in our institution.

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Recommended external learning

Indigenous Canada

A free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada, presented by the University of Alberta.

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The Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR)

CFAR offers an Indigenous Community-Industry Relations (ICIR) Certificate or Indigenous Community Engagement Citation (ICE). Part of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension.

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Banff Centre Indigenous Leadership Programs

Provides leaders with a better understanding of how to establish a strategic direction for their communities and organizations, implement that plan through focused effort, and measure performance. 

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