To broaden awareness and advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, Engineers and Geoscientists BC has launched 4 Seasons of Reconciliation – Indigenous Awareness Learning, a self-paced, online course that discusses the history and culture of Indigenous communities in Canada. The course is designed to help fulfill Call to Action 92 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The course provides insight into the history of residential schools, treaties around the country, and reconciliation and restitution initiatives. The course features award-winning reconciliation documentaries, slideshows, quizzes, and an additional video library that will be available after the course concludes.
The course requires about 2.5 hours to complete, which may be claimed as Continuing Education ethical learning hours. The course cost is $50 for registrants; partial course proceeds will support students at the First Nations University of Canada.
To learn more about the course or to purchase, visit the course page. For more information on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, visit egbc.ca/truth-and-reconciliation.
The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory holiday, called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation—an opportunity to recognize and reflect on the legacy of residential schools. Engineers and Geoscientists BC will observe the day by closing its offices to provide staff with an opportunity to expand their understanding of the history of the residential schools and their lasting effects on Canada’s Indigenous survivors, their families, and communities.