• Education for Reconciliation: Assembling Strength

    Education for Reconciliation: Assembling Strength

    Introduction to Assembling Strength

    Donna Ross

    Welcome to the Assembling Strength Education for Reconciliation learning forum. My name is Donna Ross, moderator for this course. 

    The course will be open from April 1 - May 31, 2020. I will be engaged with you in learning during this "any time, any place, any pace" ecourse. You can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I will log in regularly to contribute to and share in discussions with you. You can reach me directly with questions or comments at dross@crcpd.ab.ca


    I look forward to learning with you all!


    Welcome to Assembling Strength: Education for Reconciliation, created through grant funding from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Division at Alberta Education. The following e-learning course aims to increase awareness and understanding of Alberta’s Indigenous Peoples, which include the First Nations of Treaty Six, Seven and Eight, as well as the Métis and the Inuit. The welcome greetings below are in the traditional languages of Alberta’s Indigenous Peoples.



    We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories of the people of the Métis Nation, Treaty Six, Treaty Seven and Treaty Eight territorial lands of Alberta.

    We also acknowledge the Inuit and other diverse Indigenous Peoples whose ancestors marked their territory since time immemorial.


  • Introduce Yourself

  • 1.1: Why Reconciliation? Overview of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  • 1.2: History and Legacy of Residential Schools

  • 2.1: Who are the Indigenous Peoples of Canada?

  • 2.2: Exploring Treaty Six

  • 2.3 Exploring Treaty Seven

  • 2.4 Exploring Treaty Eight

  • 2.5 The History of the Métis in Alberta

  • 2.6 Learning about the Inuit

  • 3.1 Reconciliation in Action

  • 3.2 First Nations, Inuit and Métis Contemporary Contributions

  • 3.3 Myths and Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

  • 4.1 The Future of Reconciliation

  • 4.2 Elders and Knowledge Keepers

  • Empowering the Spirit - Conclusion