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  • Writer's pictureEmil Tiedemann

Alberta Bucket List Adventure #40: Take the U of A's free Indigenous Canada course

When I decided that I was going to partake in EVERY one of the 100 adventures in my book The Ultimate Alberta Bucket List, I told myself I would even re-do all 30 or so adventures I had already done prior to publishing it. All except for one.

In 2021, in the middle of the COVID pandemic, I took the University of Alberta's "12-week" free online course Indigenous Canada (which I previously blogged about HERE), after first hearing of it when Canadian actor Daniel Levy (Schitt's Creek) Tweeted about the program. I knew that it was going to be something I would tackle, because as an Indigenous man myself I felt like, How could I not?!

I completed the Indigenous Canada course in less than a month and really learned a lot about the history of Canada and the Indigenous people who called this place home WAY before it was known as "Canada." In fact, it was an eye-opening experience that really had a personal revelation along the way.

Oh, and did I mention that it's FREE?!!

However, it's something that takes a lot of your time, and so retaking the course would have taken up many hours that could go towards other adventures on my list instead. Plus, the course is still fresh in my mind, and I have the entire transcripts of the course at my disposal, so that I can do a refresher whenever I please. And I will, someday.

If you would like to join the more than 500,000 other people who took the Indigenous Canada course - and I recommend that you do - then you just have to click THIS LINK, and get started at your convenience. You won't regret it, I promise!

P.S. If you would like to receive a digital certificate after completing the course, there is a small fee.



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