CBU launches free, open course on Mi’kmaq history, culture

January 13, 2016

Cape Breton University has created a new course titled “Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki” that will be open to students, the local community, and anyone with Internet access. The course will cover topics such as the Mi’kmaq creation story, oral history and traditions, Indigenous governance, and identifying challenges and resilience within Mi’kmaq communities. The course will use a dialogical approach to learning, utilizing talking circles within the class and social media engagement with online learners. It is available as a for-credit course to registered CBU students, but the wider community is welcome to attend the lectures in person or via live stream. Each class will also be recorded and available online for anyone unable to attend; the course is free of charge and will run Monday evenings for 12 weeks. More than 2,200 people had already registered for the course’s first class this past MondayCBU (1) | CBU (2) | ChronicleHerald