More than 2,200 students register for Mi’kmaq history course at CBU

January 12, 2016

A new course on Mi’kmaq history, offered both online and in-class at Cape Breton University, has surpassed more than 2,200 registered students, and is still growing. The course launched yesterday evening, and covers a range of topics, including the Mi’kmaq creation story, oral history, and traditions, as well as the legacies of residential schools and the impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. If all goes well with this course, according to instructor Stephen Augustine, it will become mandatory for all CBU students, regardless of program. Though courses on Mi’kmaq history and culture have been offered at the university for decades, this one is designed specifically with the recommendations of the TRC in mind. Chronicle Herald