The Uncomfortable Truth (K100)


Type: Online
Duration: 01:30 hours

This course presents the difficult facts about the historical relationship between the Government of Canada and Indigenous peoples. It provides a brief overview from first contact to the present focus on reconciliation. In addition, you will gain a broader understanding of the impacts of government decisions on Indigenous peoples.

Topics include:

  • Canadian political framework
  • Royal Proclamation
  • British North American Act
  • Indian Act
  • Constitution Act, 1982
  • Duty to consult and accommodate
  • Impacts of colonialism
  • Indian hospitals and sanatoriums
  • Indian Residential Schools
  • Sixties Scoop
  • Child welfare systems
  • Violence against Indigenous women and girls
  • Treaties, comprehensive land claims and self-government agreements
  • Overview of some court cases
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Principles respecting the Government of Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples
More about this course
  • Topics: Government priorities; Respectful and inclusive workplace; Service excellence; Values and ethics
  • Community: Employees
  • Business line: Indigenous Learning
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

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