In this introductory module, you will learn how the narrative of Canadian history is shaped by European colonialism. We will re-examine history from an Indigenous worldview, and how a colonial heritage has affected the ways in which one views Indigenous Peoples to this day.
Identify possible cultural biases shaping Canada’s historical narratives and how they recount its history.
Explore historical events shaping the Canadian landscape of which you may not have been aware of.
Realize that most history books are written for and by dominant societies and rarely include Indigenous worldviews.
Understand that Canada is inherently a colonial state.
Colonial Lens of History
View the following slides below before proceeding to the unit quiz.
Are we seeing this collective history in a new light? Are we reconciling our historical understanding of what is Canada?
Video: First Contact
(With permission from the author) a humorous look at first contact, by Indigenous filmmaker Steven Paul Judd. Duration: 1:42 min.
To complete Module 2: 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.