In the Spirit of ReconciliACTION
Mark your calendars for these dates for the free

ZOOM discussion sessions following every two, self-paced online webinars on these dates:
January23, 2023
February13, 2023
February 27, 2023
March13, 2023
March 27, 2023
April 24, 2023
Beginning this month, a cooperative learning opportunity is being jointly offered by Comox
United and Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship. Using the free online open access course
from U of Alberta through Coursera, "Indigenous Canada" is presented in 12 modules.
Participants will independently listen to two online modules of 45-70 minutes in length
sometime over a 2 week period. Then participants will meet via Zoom for a facilitated discussion
about the content of the two modules. The Zoom discussions will be 7 p.m. to approximately
8:30 p.m.
“Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of
Native Studies, U of Alberta that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives
of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores
complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective
highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the
fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems
and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary
Indigenous life, art and its expressions.”
Join us in exploring the history and background of Indigenous peoples in Canada. To sign up or
ask questions about this joint program between CU and CVUF please contact Christy Faraher-
Amidon at: christyfa@gmail com
“Indigenous Canada” Working Group
Wayne Wilson CU
Christy Faraher-Amidon CVUF
Wanda Harssema CVUF
Barbara Huhn CVUF