Indigenous Culture, History and Contemporary Issues
Summer Term 2017
July 3-14 (2 weeks)
On campus / Monday to Friday / 9 am to 12 noon
Instructor: Adrian Jacobs, Keeper of the Circle at Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, Manitoba
Cost: $300 (or $320 with a certificate for 3.0 CEU units)
CE Seats: There are 10 continuing education seats available (A reading list is provided; there are no formal assignments)
This 30 hour (3 CEU unit) program provides an introduction to Indigenous culture in Turtle Island (North America) from the perspectives of Indigenous peoples of eastern Canada, particularly the Mi’kmaq, Malecite and Abenaki peoples of the Algonkin language family. Further learning will arise from engagement with the Bible, Indigenous history, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The course will be conducted as a Learning Circle according to the model of Indigenous education used within the Indigenous ministry training program at Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour, MB, where teachers and students are in a mutual process of learning and growth. Participants will be asked to share their own experiences in reference to material presented or in similar contexts dealing with similar issues and relationships. Indigenous ceremony will begin and end our time together and participation is completely voluntary.
About Adrian Jacobs
Adrian Jacobs is Cayuga First Nation of the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. Adrian brings over thirty years’ experience in networking and training of ministry candidates and Aboriginal leaders for organizations in Canada and the United States.
To register or to request more information, please contact
Terri Brownell, Academic Assistant