Learn about the history, culture and challenges of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Enroll in Indigenous Community & Society today!
The Indigenous Community and Society Board of Governors’ Certificate is designed to examine Indigenous culture and history to provide a greater appreciation of the Indigenous experience and to give context to current issues facing First Nations peoples.
In this program, students understand important issues within Indigenous communities and examine how culture plays a significant role. The legal status of Indigenous People are explored along with Indigenous rights, self-determination, land claims, justice and social services.
Students also identify barriers to employment and strategies to assess a variety of special groups, including Indigenous people. Topics such as the impact of the residential schools, effects of colonialism on traditional values and culture, as well as structural victimization through discussion and experiential learning from an Indigenous perspective will be covered. This program will be of interest to social services, child and youth, and early childhood education professionals that work with Indigenous clients and communities.
- 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 email@example.com 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 will allow the career counsellor to identify characteristics, barriers to employment and strategies to assess a variety of special groups. These groups include people with disabilities, displaced workers, older workers, youth, immigrants and visible minorities, persons with learning disabilities, the mentally ill, ex-offenders, persons with developmental disabilities, Ontario Works clients, Aboriginal people, women, men and the working poor.
There are no scheduled classes at this time. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the next start date for this course.
Indigenous people are overrepresented both as victims and offenders. Students explore the impact of the residential schools, effects of colonialism on traditional values and culture, as well as structural victimization. Students critically examine and assess Canadas principal approaches to addressing victimization and offending by and against Indigenous peoples. Through discussion and experiential learning from an Indigenous perspective, students gain insight and understanding of Indigenous teachings, Indigenous worldview, culturally relevant healing, crime prevention and restorative justice.
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 Indigenous Peoples: Understanding and Reducing Victimization.
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: AL-VIC0005
Host Course Name: Indigenous Peoples: Understanding and Reducing Victimization
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 issues and experiences.
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.