Course Highlights

  • Developed by Sault College in collaboration with Project Learning Tree Canada, an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete this 2-hour course

  • Includes downloadable resources

  • Earn a certificate of achievement and digital badge upon successfully completing the course that can be shared on social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook; downloaded as a PDF; or even embedded in an email signature!

  • Discounted rate available for PLT Canada Green Jobs Youth, SFI members, and Sault College NEOS students

Course Information

This mini-course is designed for individuals with little existing knowledge about Indigenous Peoples in Canada and/or who have limited direct interaction with Indigenous Peoples in their professional roles in the forestry sector. 

It presents a brief introduction to First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples and equips learners to deliver a respectful territorial acknowledgment for their local region.

This is a condensed version of the more robust 5-hour Respecting Aboriginal and Treaty Rights within Sustainable Forest Management course, which is the first in a series of self-directed online courses developed on Indigenous Rights and Relationship-Building designed for forestry practitioners and youth who are exploring careers in the forestry, parks and conservation sectors. 

This 2-hour course was developed by Sault College in collaboration with Project Learning Tree Canada (an initiative of SFI).

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Recognize and respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canad; and Craft a Territorial Acknowledgment.

Learner's will receive the following micro-credential: Example Micro-Credential for This Course

Click through the course curriculum below to explore the topics covered in this course.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • An Introduction to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

    • Course Information

    • Welcome from Project Learning Tree Canada

    • Course Navigation Tips

    • Learning Objectives

    • A Little Bit About You

  • 2

    Indigenous Peoples in Canada

    • Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Learning Objective

    • Indigenous Peoples in Canada

    • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples

    • What is a Traditional Territory?

    • Traditional Territory and Treaties

    • Identifying Traditional Territories

    • Identifying First Nation Communities and Reserves

    • Identifying Métis Nation Homelands

    • What is a Treaty?

    • Finding Treaties

    • Treaties Terminology

    • Indigenous Territories and Forested Areas

    • Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Test Your Learning

  • 3

    Crafting a Territorial Acknowledgement

    • Territorial Acknowledgments: Learning Objective

    • Why are Territorial Acknowledgements Important?

    • What is a Territorial Acknowledgment?

    • Crafting a Territorial Acknowledgment

    • Examples of Territorial Acknowledgments

    • Territorial Acknowledgments: Test Your Learning

  • 4

    Summary and Resources

    • Course Summary

    • Helpful Resources List

    • References Used to Develop This Course

  • 5

    Before You Go

    • You're Almost Done

    • Acknowledgments

    • Quick Course Evaluation -- We want to Hear from You!


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