Indigenous Learning Series

Indigenous Learning Series

Understanding cultures: let's talk

Under the themes of Recognition, Respect, Relationships and Reconciliation, the Indigenous Learning Series provides access to resources, courses, workshops and events on the history, heritage, cultures, rights and perspectives of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, as well as on their varied and long-standing relationships with the Crown.

The School offers a growing suite of resources that will help you increase your cultural skills and awareness of issues related to Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples, as well as the role and responsibilities of the Government of Canada towards these peoples.


We offer 5 online foundational courses. They are a good starting point:

We also offer classroom courses to strengthen your understanding:

Modern Treaties and Self-Government Agreements

Modern treaties and self-government agreements are key tools for achieving reconciliation between the Government of Canada and Indigenous Peoples. These agreements establish renewed nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government relationships based on respect, collaboration, partnership and the recognition of rights.

In collaboration with the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, the School is offering a course that provides an overview of the historical, legal and political context of modern treaties and self-government agreements:

Modern Treaty and Self-Government Agreement Implementation for Policy and Program Officers (K208)

Courses in development

Learning tools

The historical timeline illustrates the history of the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown in Canada.

The Guide to Cultural Protocols was designed to help public servants understand the importance of the protocols in place in Indigenous communities. This guide can help you increase your cultural competence and ability to build inclusive and positive relationships with members of Indigenous communities.

Our Cultural Centre

Most of the courses in the Indigenous Learning Series are offered at our Cultural Centre (Canada Room), located at 111 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.



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