2 июля 2021 г.
This course was very interesting and very informative. Not only did it help correct stereotypes or prejudices, it showed a wide range of subjects pertaining to global and specific Indigenous cultures.
10 окт. 2021 г.
This is a must for anyone, non-indigenous to Indigenous to complete. Should also be a part of the process to become a Canadian citizen. Very well done. I thank you for opening my eyes, mind and heart.
автор: Susan F•
7 июня 2017 г.
This was a great course that covered a wide variety of issues facing Indigenous people in Canada. They drew in many different presenters with varied backgrounds and incorporated interactive art pieces that were explained by the artist. An improvement might be to include hyperlinks in the notes to related resources, especially in the final lesson on art. This course has fundamentally changed how I view Canada and Indigenous people. Thank you.
автор: Julie K•
19 дек. 2020 г.
I very much enjoyed this course and will use it as a jumping off point for more learning related to Indigenous history and perspective. I suggest for future versions of this course, to include recommended additional readings for each weekly topic for those looking to dive deeper. I found myself wanting to learn more and researching on my own. I suspect the Faculty has some great readings to point students to. Thanks very much for this course!
автор: Jérémy T•
9 сент. 2021 г.
Excellent course overall! This course is a solid base from which to further my own knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary Indigenous issues. My only suggestion for improvement would be to edit some quiz questions so that there is only one correct answer per question. I found myself frustrated at times when I got a question wrong even though, for some questions, two options were clearly correct based on the course content.
автор: Lorena K H•
12 дек. 2021 г.
A good survey course. The emphasis on Metis and Plains is understndlable, since it is Alberta-based..This terribly essential information should be essential for every Canadian. It desperately needs upgrading, in the last few sections.To integrate materials, I thought more time should be allowed than the esimates given. And, lastly, please do not let some modules fall into the trap of creating reverse racism (however justified that may be)
автор: Diane F•
15 янв. 2021 г.
On occasion the questions were not quite well timed with the course materials, particularly the question on Idle No More. I also think that adding further visuals to the videos would be helpful and informative. While the lecturers are excellent, this format could more closely follow an in-class format where images accompany oral lecture content. In Week 12 a number of artists are named, but for most we did not see images of their works.
автор: Anna L•
23 авг. 2020 г.
Content was really great! My only complaint were the quizzes. I took a couple twice and some correct answers were counted as wrong. It doesn't change my takeaway that the course itself was really good and made me want to learn more in different Indigenous studies classes going forward. It obviously can't cover everything in depth but definitely helps to fill in holes where most provincial primary and secondary education curriculums fail.
автор: Diana T•
10 авг. 2020 г.
I would actually give this course a 4.5 but couldn't figure out how to do that. It was an excellent overview and I learned a great deal. I especially enjoyed the inclusion of Linda's paintings and her discussion of them.
My only criticism is the Forums - I found it difficult to find meaningful discussions. I am sure they were there, but there were many negative, show-off, posturing type comments that made it frustrating to wade through.
автор: Pete G•
7 сент. 2020 г.
As a recent immigrant of Canada, I felt it was a duty of mine to learn about the indigenous history of my new home. I learned a lot during this course and I appreciate the amount of hours and effort that has gone into creating this course that is available for free. One bit of feedback for me personally was that I found it quite hard to concentrate at times due to it being done in the style of a lecture. Anyway, big thanks to the team.
автор: Stephanie P•
30 июня 2020 г.
I enjoyed this course and also learned a lot of new things about different groups and different aspect of Indigenous culture, life and history. The videos were great and made the course accessible, it helped me work at my own pace as well as stay engaged. It is a great starting point, and I would love to continue learning more in depth on this subject from the faculty of UofA if additional courses will be made available in the future.
автор: Scott D•
8 янв. 2022 г.
Honest presentation of matters related to being Indigenous in Canada today. It should be obvious to all students that this course just scratches the surface. Some of the coverage related to resource extraction requires more definition or detail, in my view. Topics such as this can be difficult viewing but the material is presented in such a way as to allow the student to proceed without so much discomfort that they abandon the course.
автор: Charmaine T•
18 февр. 2021 г.
A great overview of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The history of decolonization and its continued impact on everyone today is a stark reminder that the work required is still ongoing. However, the resilience and determination of each group will not be shortchanged or pushed aside. The drive to reclaim and let their voices be heard continues to grow and thrive and even amongst challenges, the truth still remains and always will remain.
автор: Sandra J•
23 мая 2022 г.
I found the course and hearing the Indigenous perspective on Canadian history very valuable. I have recommended the course to many others, e.g., colleagues, family and friends and will continue to sing it's praises.
One comment, if I may, some of the quiz questions are worded in a way that makes it difficult to determine what is being asked and thus difficult to answer.
Thank you for providing this opportunity to learn.
автор: Richard D•
10 дек. 2021 г.
Having worked across Canada in remote areas I have experienced and witnessed the good and the bad of being Indigenous in Canada. This course showed me so much more and opened my eyes to the reality that has been in front of me throughout my life. I started this course to kickstart the exploration of my families Indigenous ancestry and I am now very motivated to learn more about my ancestry and the Indigenous experience in Canada.
автор: Stacey B•
23 нояб. 2020 г.
I really enjoyed this course (even though a lot of the content was disheartening to learn about). I thought it was well presented, offered a variety of ways to learn the materials, and engage with the material. I especially thought the artwork was amazing! and the way it was presented in the little videos with Ms. Dorion explaining all the symbolism and stories. I loved that!! Well done! I have already signed up for another course.
автор: Niki K•
15 нояб. 2020 г.
Excellent source of history, knowledge and perspective. I did find the repetition of speakers, methods of presenting and unit structure too similar for 12 units (weeks). My attention and engagement appreciates more diversity with instruction methods such as other speakers, more examples of music and art with the artist interpretations, other sources of sharing knowledge - exactly what the interviews scattered throughout provided.
автор: Sheena B H•
20 дек. 2020 г.
This is a great course and I feel every Canadian should take this course in elementary and high school.
I am taking it after being in Canada 50 years and am shamed that it’s taken me so long to acknowledge the first people and their past and ongoing trials and challenges! Thank you to all the scholars.
Be proud, be strong and keep sharing your history and your future achievements.
I am going to look for a course on indigenous art!
автор: Yvonne C•
3 февр. 2022 г.
I very much appreciated all the content, the research and the art works as well as all the multi-media effects. I would just like to suggest more visual examples of events and/or artifacts in some of the chapters. As well, the format of some chapters are not congruent with the rest of the document. Thank you for sharing your culture to the world. I hope more and more people become aware of your culture and would support it.
автор: Merewyn W•
25 нояб. 2020 г.
It was very educational, and left me wanting to learn more. I did however find it a bit dry in it's story telling, it could have been a bit more dynamic to keep your interest. I am sure budget had a lot to do with it. Personally I would have liked some more visual examples to help exemplify points, whether that be more stills, video footage, animations, or other type of creative elements to help walk us through the chapters.
автор: Rob A•
25 окт. 2020 г.
Timely and thorough, within the time constraints. A good introduction for someone interested in better understanding the origins of contemporary First Nations issues and aspirations. Better use could have been made of the static background behind the speakers - illustrations of the subjects under discussion could have been shown without distracting from the spoken presentations. I have recommended this course to friends.
автор: Kyra H•
13 нояб. 2020 г.
The information presented in this course was very thorough and well organized. It helped teach me many things that had been left out of a traditional Canadian education in elementary and high school. The only critique I would have is that the videos were hard to continuously listen to, I ended up having to pause and read transcripts to better understand the course and retain information while not losing attention or focus.
9 окт. 2020 г.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and learning a lot I did not know. You've reawakened my thirst for 'local' knowledge and history of our Canada. I'm sure over time you'll get the transcribing more accurate, but that was only an inconvenience. It could have been quite confusing to some people though. Thank you for doing a great job of sharing such a large variety of information about the Indigenous people.
автор: Linda B•
1 февр. 2021 г.
Thank you for all of the information conveyed during the course of the classes. I believe I have a better understanding of some aspects.
My only criticism is that sometimes the quiz questions were not directly related to material covered in the “ chapter”. Not sure why that happened, however I am happy that I stuck it out to the end!
I also appreciated the visual art at the end of each class, beautiful work! Thank you!
автор: Paul D•
22 мар. 2022 г.
I learned a lot from the course. A group of us (about 12) from one United Church congregation took the course and met every two weeks for discussion. The original plan was to do six weeks in the fall and six weeks in the winter, but the course did not offer that flexibility.
I would have liked to have known more about the 60's scoop and the effects of adoption of indigenous children into non-indigenous families.
автор: Sue H•
12 апр. 2021 г.
This course was excellent. I learned so many things I never knew before, but ought to have known. It has given me more understanding of Indigenous issues, and their (true) historical context. The lectures were of a reasonable length, and presented in an interesting format. I enjoyed the styles and variety of each of the 3 professors, and also greatly admired the art and explanations of the artist Leah Dorion.
автор: Diana G•
19 окт. 2020 г.
Some of the references have become outdated, especially in the last section. With so much interest among the wider population in Canada in understanding indigenous perspectives and history, it would be great to review and update the course material. Would have appreciated more visual representation of art being discussed in the Culture section. Generally enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Thank you, miigwech!