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The RAIC launches Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Course

The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada

The RAIC has partnered with NVision Insight Group to offer an Indigenous cultural awareness training program for the architecture community.

"In light of the recent heart-breaking news of the 215 children buried at a former residential school in British Columbia, now more than ever, it is important for our community to learn and understand our collective history and the impact that residential schools and colonialism have had and continue to have on First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities across the country," states John Brown, FRAIC, President of the RAIC.
As an organization, we are committed to providing a baseline level of Indigenous Cultural Awareness across the RAIC and architecture community. It is our responsibility to learn about indigenous communities and business so that we can create respectful and sustainable relationships to promote an inclusive community that's welcoming to Indigenous peoples. We are also bound by treaties and land claim agreements across the country that outline our relationships with the various First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and governments.

This course is designed to help us learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, communities and governments in Canada The program has five modules that are broadly titled:

1. What's in a Name?
2. Defining Moments in History (pre-European contact, early contact)
3. A Colonial History and Crown-Indigenous Relations
4. It's the Law; and
5. Relationship Building with Indigenous Peoples.
We have made it as convenient as possible. As long as you have a computer and Internet access, you can take the training from anywhere, and at your convenience. There are videos and guides to help you register and take the course. Learn more and register for the course here.