Peter A Allard School of Law

Indigenous Cultural Competency Certificate

This certificate allows participants to engage with teachings about Indigenous peoples and communities, Indigenous perspectives on law, and Indigenous legal systems and to draw on cross-cultural learning opportunities to help develop skills based cultural competencies, such as listening, reflecting, and witnessing. All Allard students, staff and faculty are welcome to register.

Participants must complete all seven modules. Participation in a module includes completing readings for and attending the experiential learning opportunity or guest lecture, as well as the corresponding educational Talking Circle on for that module.

The Talking Circle component of each module offers participants the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the initial experience through both small group discussions and a talking circle.

Participants must also complete a self-reflective journal after each module in order to theorize how to put into practice skills based cultural competencies they are learning. Participants are also encouraged to engage online with discussion and event communications via the Canvas course page.


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