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Introduction to Indigenous Cultural Safety is a Course

Introduction to Indigenous Cultural Safety

Started Dec 17, 2020


Full course description

Cultural safety (CS) is a growing field that aims to improve the relations between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples.

This course will provide an introduction to Indigenous CS for Peterborough Public Health Unit staff. Course content is specific to the Peterborough area and aims to expand knowledge of four areas in Indigenous CS:

  •          Appropriate versus stereotyped terminology to explore the ways in which language can create culturally insensitive environments.
  •           Land acknowledgements and how to use tobacco (seema) when engaging with Indigenous communities.
  •           Histories and treaties of Peterborough areas to contextualize anti-Indigenous discrimination and systemic racism. 
  •           Sensitive topics (e.g., residential schools, the Indian Act) and how these historical traumas continue to inform Indigenous peoples’ experiences with health, social services, and education resources.

This course will take approximately 5-8 hours to complete. A completion certificate will be provided upon completion of all nine modules and a post-course survey.

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