module 1


Colonial lens:

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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 Canadian is inherently a colonial state


Video: introducing 4 seasons of reconciliation

Complete the following video (4:47mins) before proceeding to the unit readings.



Readings: Colonial Lens

Complete the readings below (9 mins) before proceeding to the unit quiz.



Complete Module 1: Take the quiz (4 questions)

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