module 3


Pre-Contact History: 

In this module we explore the history and innovations of Indigenous Peoples before first contact with Europeans. We will also explore both the Indigenous and European world-views.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the Indigenous world-views towards land and peoples.

  • Identify the European world-views towards land and peoples.

  • Identify possible cultural biases shaping Canada’s historical narratives and who authored that history.

  • Evaluate the need to honour Indigenous world-views in modern day as well as the contributions of Indigenous Peoples.



Pre-Contact History

View the following slides before proceeding to the unit video.

The Nation of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, a remote fly-in community in the boreal forest of north-western Ontario share their perspectives on early life. This is the same community that was featured in the documentary, 3rd World Canada (which can be see in the Bonus Video Portal after this unit). Duration: 5:22 min.


Module Quiz


To complete Module 3: Take the quiz. These short quizzes will assist you in retaining the information you have learned. These module quiz are not graded - only the Module 10 final quiz will be.