From Igloo to Microwave – An Historical Overview



14 Hours



Method of Delivery

Online (asynchronous fully self-directed learning)

What You Will Learn

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Course Content

This course content includes the following topics:

  1. Timeline of inuit history
  2. Historical awareness – The Inuit power curve
  3. First Contact
  4. Stories from the igloo (Inuktitut films)
  5. Shifts in spirituality
  6. Inuit self-determination and negotiating Nunavut
  7. Inuit dog killings
  8. Tuberculosis care and impact on Inuit
  9. Non-Inuit observations of Inuit at contact
  10. Inuit observations of non-Inuit post-colonialism
  11. Forced community relocations

The course includes an assignment, a course evaluation and certificate of completion.

Course Description

Join us for an historical overview of Inuit life ways from pre contact to today to build cultural awareness of Inuit.

Developed with the cultural guidance and involvement of Peter Irniq, Inuit Community Support Worker (ICSW) program cultural advisor, this course takes non-Inuit through a journey of Inuit strength and survival since time immemorial.


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