In this module we explore the history and innovations of Indigenous Peoples before first contact with Europeans. We will explore both the Indigenous and European worldviews.
Identify the Indigenous worldviews towards land and peoples.
Identify the European worldviews towards land and peoples.
Identify possible cultural biases shaping Canada’s historical narratives and who authored that history.
Evaluate the need to honour Indigenous worldviews in modern day as well as the contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
View the following slides before proceeding to the unit video.
Bonus Video: (With permission from the author) a humorous look at first contact, by Indigenous filmmaker Steven Paul Judd. Duration: 1:42 min.
The Nation of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug shares their perspectives on ‘early life’. This is the same community that was featured in Module 1 in the documentary, 3rd World Canada. Duration: 5:22 min.
To complete Module 3: Take the quiz. These short quizzes will assist you in retaining the information you have learned. These are not graded - only the Module 10 final quiz will be.