National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
CIM | Chartered Managers Canada is committed to meaningful discussion and dialogue about Canada's colonial past, and to create bridges to reconciliation while supporting Indigenous communities across the country. In the coming year, the association will continue to undertake initiatives and outreach to help build connection with our Indigenous communities and professional colleagues in management. Below you can find links to some resources for reading and continuing education opportunities.
Nisto Consulting - Holly Fortier: Canadian Indigenous History and Cultural Sensitivity
Enroll in a comprehensive course on Canadian Indigenous relations, cultural practices, and the historical impact of colonization. For the past ten years Holly Fortier (Cree/Dene from Ft. McKay First Nation, Alberta) has traveled across Canada facilitating Indigenous Awareness training courses for government agencies, major corporations, educational institutions and many other groups. At the request of individuals who were unable to attend her classroom groups, she has created this comprehensive online course to accommodate those wish to educate themselves in Indigenous relations, cultural practices, and the historical impact of colonization. CIM members can register for this course for $99! (savings of $100 off the normal cost of the program).
What you'll learn:
- What Canada and the First Peoples looked like pre-contact.
- The historical implications of colonization, Indian reserves, treaties, and residential schools.
- The proper protocol when working with Indigenous communities.
Who this course is for:
- Those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Canadian Indigenous culture, traditions, and history.
- Professionals who work closely with Canadian Indigenous communities or individuals
This course includes:
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 1 article
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and tv
- Certificate of completion
Coursera - University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.
University of Alberta: Faculty of Native Studies - Continuing Education
The Faculty of Native Studies offers continuing education programming for a broad range of professionals and lifelong learners. Their courses have been designed to build specialized and enduring skills and competencies for application in a wide array of professions and settings. They are training lifelong learners because they believe that increasing knowledge will:
- improve lives,
- equip conscious allies,
- assist professionals to better service clients and perform their jobs more effectively,
- lead to new solutions,
- build strong communities, and
- contribute to Indigenous self-determination
- Tackling Structural Racism
- Indigenous Canada
- Indigenous Peoples and Canada
- Indigenous Peoples and Technoscience
- Countering Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples
- Certificate in Indigenous Governance & Partnership