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First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples – Understanding Traditional Teachings, Histories, Current Issues and Cultures – Part 1 (Online)

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Program Description

This course is designed to guide and enhance candidates’ professional knowledge and practice through the critical inquiry of the history, culture, traditional knowledge, legislative impacts, and current issues of FNMI peoples while being respectful of similarities and differences.  The course is designed to progress through modules that provide the candidate, firstly with historical background, traditional knowledge and culture, government legislation and treaties, and then progressing to Truth and Reconciliation.  In this progression, the course allows for candidate individual as well as professional growth.  The course explores an overview of FNMI peoples’ perspectives and through that Indigenous lens allows the candidate to examine and reflect on their own teaching practice and how that perspective and understanding can blend and operate in a Western framework and ultimately reach all school children in Ontario.

Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses are professional learning opportunities for educators who are registered with the Ontario College of Teachers. Six Nations Polytechnic is an approved AQ provider.

Non-certified teachers will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Program Fee: $685 (includes a $50 non-refundable admin fee)

Non-certified teachers will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Application Fee: $30

Six Nations Polytechnic accepts the following options for program and application fee payments: Credit (Visa, Mastercard), e-Transfer

Withdrawal/Refund Schedule:

End of first week of class: 100% (minus $50 admin fee)
End of second week of class: 75% refund (minus $50 admin fee)
End of third week of class: 50% refund (minus $50 admin fee)
End of the fourth week of class: 25% refund (minus $50 admin fee)
After the fifth week of class: 0% refund
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty: After the 8th week of class




Admission Requirements

Teachers certified with the Ontario College of Teachers are eligible to take AQ courses. Ontario B.Ed students may take courses prior to membership with OCT, if they have met all the requirements to graduate and if they have applied to the OCT for a Certificate of Qualification.

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Accrediting Institution
Ontario College of Teachers & Six Nations Polytechnic
Program Length
12 Weeks
Next Program Intake
September 2024

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