Colleges, polytechnics launch new programming for community  

July 15, 2020

Cambrian College has launched a series of free, non-credit courses to the general public as a way to say thank you to the community. Among these courses is a class called “Mino-Bimaadiziwin” or “Living the Good life,” which uses the Medicine Wheel to teach people the four aspects that need to be in balance and developed to remain healthy. Saskatchewan Polytechnic has launched two online Indigenous Studies courses – Indigenous Studies and Colonization to Resilience – which are designed and delivered in collaboration with Indigenous leaders. North Island College has launched new virtual courses where students can learn Kwak’wala and explore pathways to reconciliation. “There’s a growing interest from people who want to better understand the history of Indigenous people and how to actively participate and contribute to reconciliation,” said NIC Indigenous Education Facilitator Sara Child.   CBC (Cambrian)  | Nation Talk (Sask Polytech) | Portage | My Comox Valley Now (National)