Schitt’s Creek actor Dan Levy encourages everyone to enroll in University of Alberta’s free Indigenous Canada online course

The University of Alberta is offering a free online course on Indigenous history, and Schitt’s Creek actor and co-creator Dan Levy has already enrolled, and he will host weekly discussions with the professors that anyone can join on social media.

The 12-week course looks at history from an Indigenous perspective and explores “key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.” Topics include fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

Earlier this week, more than 92,000 students had already enrolled in the course.

U of A’s online course, Indigenous Canada, is open to all, can be completed for free, or students can pay a small fee to receive a certificate once they have completed the course. (U of A students can also earn a course credit.)

After you register for the online course, you will receive an email with information on how to get started and access the videos and reading material.

The discussions and Q&A segments will be shared on Mr. Levy’s social media page and begin Sunday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Learn more about Mr. Levy’s participation in this Huffington Post article.

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Posted On: August 20, 2020 at 06:07AM