Discover Indigenous Culture & Relationships. Learn about traditions, history, and contemporary issues. Foster respect, cultural competence, and reconciliation. Engage with Indigenous communities. Enroll now!
The Indigenous Culture and Relationships Board of Governors’ Certificate, is designed to enhance student knowledge in terms of relationship building in business and industry with Indigenous people and communities. Students will formulate a deeper understanding of the diversity and history that influence these relationships.
Students will increase their knowledge of important issues within the Indigenous cultures of Canada, as well as explore the legal status of Indigenous Peoples including such topics as Indigenous rights and self-determination. In addition, students are introduced to the Anishnaabe prophecy that discusses the relationship between Native and non-Native people, and the need for both groups to understand and learn from one another.
- O.S.S.D. or equivalent
Prior Learning Assessment
If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit through Prior Learning Assessment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-479-1023 at least two weeks before classes begin.
If you are taking courses with the intention of completing this program and earning a credential, you must meet the Admission Requirements. It is your responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before completing three courses in this program.
If you complete the program but fail to provide proof of admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your credential.
- Exact costs can be obtained during the registration process. Visit the Course List and select an individual course for associated course fees.
Students who successfully complete all the academic requirements for this program should submit their intent to graduate in order to receive their credential. The graduate module can be completed on myLambton via Self Service.
A graduation fee of about $75 is added to your account upon verification that admission requirements have been met. For exact fees contact your Enrolment Services Professional.
Textbook costs may be applicable to each course. Most textbooks can be purchased through textnet.ca, but some exceptions do apply. Some courses may have software or equipment requirements that are not included in the cost of the course and are the responsibility of the student. Please see individual course pages for course-specific textbook information.
In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.
Will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal People will be explored along with Aboriginal rights and self-determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice and social services will be studied.
Please Note: this course is not included in the LIBS-Indigenous Studies Pathway.
The required text for this course can be found by going to textnet.ca, clicking on the "Browse by course" drop-down list and scrolling to First Nations Peoples.
Please Note: Students are not required to purchase textbooks from textnet.ca. However, if students are purchasing textbooks from another source, they must ensure purchased textbooks are the correct edition and include any applicable software or add-ons.Host Course Code: NO-PF2012
Host Course Name: First Nations Peoples
This course provides students with introductory knowledge about diverse populations, faiths and cultures. In the context of law enforcement, students will be provided tips on dealing with various victimized persons and the mentally ill. Basic concepts such as culture, ethnicity, race, and discrimination are explored with a view to preventing racial profiling. Students are exposed to societal factors that contribute to crime or stereotypes among various populations. Students will reinforce concepts surrounding community policing in the context of diversity. Laws which influence the protection or discrimination of various communities are also explored. Students will be provided introductory knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. Topics include history, socio-economic issues, beliefs, treaties, residential schools and the criminal justice system.
The required text for this course can be found by going to textnet.ca, clicking on the "Browse by course" drop-down list and scrolling to Diversity & First Nations.
Please Note: Students are not required to purchase textbooks from textnet.ca. However, if students are purchasing textbooks from another source, they must ensure purchased textbooks are the correct edition and include any applicable software or add-ons.Host Course Code: DU-PFP8109
Host Course Name: Diversity & First Nations People
This course provides an overview of the historic stages of the relationship between Indigenous peoples in Canada from contact to present day. It will explore the different world views at contact, the years of cooperation and negotiation through the fur trade and treaty making era and the impact of government colonial policy on Indigenous nations. The course will also explore the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal rights which provide an important context for understanding contemporary issues between Indigenous and Canadian societies including land claims, treaties and self-government.
There is no required textbook for this course.
Please note: There may be required software or other resources for this course. Please be sure to check the course outline when you first log in to the course.Host Course Code: CF-OL843
Host Course Name: History of Indigenous Canadian Relations
If you have any questions about our online programs, the courses offered, the registration process, or any other Online Education related questions, reach out to us.
This certificate is not intended to provide direct employment opportunities. It is intended to provide graduates with an enhanced knowledge of Indigenous History and Culture in Canada.
Prepare for Success
Remember to review the important dates associated with this program - some deadlines may be different depending on how your program is delivered and what section you're enrolled in.
It is required that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.
Internet Speed Requirements
For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.
Minimum Laptop Requirements
In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:
- Intel i3 Processor or equivalent
- 4 GB of RAM or more
- 100 GB HDD or more
- HD Graphics
- Webcam with a microphone
- Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
- Windows Operating System (Windows 10)
To ensure students are getting the most our of their classroom experience, some software will be required.
Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device - on or off campus.