About this Program
Beginning in November, the Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace will host a Truth and Reconciliation Reading Club. You are invited to join members of the Foundation as we commit to completing the University of Alberta’s open online course: Indigenous Canada. Our “Reading Club” will engage in the following activities:
- We will meet every two weeks to discuss what we are learning in the online course (see proposed schedule below).
- We will host three in-person sessions to learn from Indigenous Educators in the Edmonton area and to deepen our knowledge.
- Each participant will receive a motivational learning kit at the start of the course.
- Our shared deadlines will help you set goals to achieve your Indigenous Canada course certificate!
Program Dates (subject to small changes)
November 5: Program begins, participants will enrol in the Indigenous Canada course through the University of Alberta
November 12, 10:00 a.m.: The first in-person workshop will hosted by the Gandhi Foundation.
November 24: 7pm Zoom discussion of Modules 1 & 2
December 8: 7pm Zoom discussion of Modules 3 & 4
January 12: 7pm Zoom discussion of Module 5
January 28: In-person workshop (Time TBA) & Module 6 discussion
February 9: 7pm Zoom discussion of Modules 7 & 8
February 23: 7pm Zoom discussion of Modules 9 & 10
March 9: 7pm Zoom discussion of Modules 11 & 12
March 18: Final workshop (Time TBA), celebration of course completion, and consideration of next steps in our respective contexts.
Q: Where will the workshops take place?
A: The workshops will take place in accessible venues in the Edmonton area.
Q: If I am not in Edmonton, can I still participate?
A: Yes, anyone in Canada is welcome to join our discussion group related to the online course: Indigenous Canada. When you register, you can let us know that you plan to join the online discussions only.
Q: What will the workshops be about?
A: The Gandhi Foundation will invite Indigenous Educators, knowledge keepers, or Elders to lead our workshops so that we can all deepen our knowledge through in-person experiences.
Q: How much will the workshops costs?
A: The Gandhi Foundation is hosting all workshops, these are free for you to join.
Q: Can my child / children join this reading club?
A: At this time, this experience is for those 18 or over. We may have reading clubs for youth in the future.
Q: How do I register?
A: Fill out this "request to register" and we will be in touch! We'd like to gauge interest so we can make final plans around workshops!