Indigenous History in Canada
The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Alberta has implemented a new entrance requirement beginning with admissions in September 2019.
All students admitted to the MScSLP program are required to complete a course focused on Indigenous history in Canada. This is considered a program prerequisite. For students who have not met the requirement at the time of admission, a condition of their admission would be to complete the course by the start of the first term of registration. This requirement may be fulfilled through the certificate version of the University of Alberta Indigenous Canada MOOC.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) Call to Action #24 recommends that medical and nursing schools require that all students take a course dealing with Aboriginal health issues that includes: Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous teachings and practices, the history and legacy of residential schools and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) believes that this knowledge is critical to speech-language pathology students' understanding of the health and social challenges facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Students require this foundational knowledge to appropriately navigate the issues facing Indigenous people and apply this knowledge in academic and clinical environments to best serve Indigenous patients.
The Indigenous Canada MOOC, a survey course on Indigenous history in Canada, covers the content recommended by the TRC and is easily accessible. With this foundational knowledge, content related to the health issues facing Indigenous peoples can be covered more effectively in the CSD curriculum.
Below is a list of courses that cover the content described above and can be used for credit:
*List created July 2018*
HIST/INST 369 – Indigenous Studies
Red Deer College
HIST 373 – Canada to 1867
University of Alberta
EDU 211 – Aboriginal Education and Contexts for Professional and Personal Engagement
NS 200 – Aboriginal Canada: Looking Forward/Looking Back
AUHIS 369 – History of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples
University of Calgary
INDG 201 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies
University of British Columbia – Okanagan
INDG 100 – Introduction to Colonization: Indigenous Studies
University of Manitoba
NATV 1200 - The Native Peoples of Canada
NATV 1220 - The Native Peoples of Canada Part 1
NATV 1240 - The Native Peoples of Canada Part 2 *Please note that both NATV 1220 & 1240 must be taken in sequence in order to receive credit*
University of Victoria
IS 101 – Indigenous Foundations