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.
To complete Module 3: Take the quiz (4 questions)