In this introductory module, you will learn how the narrative of Canadian history is coloured by a colonial lens. We will re-examine history from Indigenous worldviews, and how our colonial past has affected the ways in which we see and speak of Indigenous people to this day.
- Identify possible cultural biases shaping Canada’s historical narratives.
- Explore historical events shaping the Canadian landscape of which they may not have been aware.
- 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.
Introducing 4 Seasons of Reconciliation
Watch the following video (4:47 mins) before proceeding to the unit slideshow.
Colonial Lens of History
Complete the following slides below (9:00 mins) before proceeding to the unit quiz.
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To complete Module 3: Take the quiz (4 questions)