Aboriginal Awareness


Canada is a culturally diverse country where many races, religions and languages come together. Becoming aware of what culture is and how it affects our behaviour is critical to establishing respectful, courteous relationships within our multi-cultural society. Aboriginal Awareness course introduces students to the concept of culture, setting the foundation for further discussion on Canada’s Aboriginal people, their values, concerns and history.


Approximately 2 hours.


Testing is held throughout the course. Each lesson ends with questions pertaining to key topics and final testing is held at the end of the training program. The test questions are designed to verify understanding of the course material and must be completed by each participant with not less than 80% accuracy.


Users will receive their certificates and wallet cards by mail within 21 business days of Sotera Safety Inc. receiving user completion notification. Mailed certificates will be sent to the address provided in the user application.


Upon successful completion of the program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in:

  • What is Culture?
  • Cultural Impact
  • Cultural Adaptation
  • Elements of Culture
  • Values, Norms, Symbols, and Artifacts
  • Developing Culture
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Becoming Culturally Aware
  • Self-Awareness
  • Communication Breakdowns
  • Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Cultural Identity
  • Same Culture Different Behaviour
  • Who are the Canadian Aboriginal People?
  • The First Nations, Metis, and Inuit
  • The Indian Act
  • Status & Non-Status Indian
  • Numbered Treaties and Treaty Indians
  • Early Aboriginal Life
  • Historic Aboriginal Groups
  • Arrival of European Explorers
  • Canadian Fur Trade
  • Impacts on Aboriginal People
  • The Royal Proclamation
  • Battle of Seven Oaks
  • Doctrine of Assimilation
  • The British North American Act
  • Residential Schools
  • Current History
  • Using What You’ve Learned