When Bob Joseph began his career as a trainer over 20 years ago it was with this course.

He designed it to give people a foundation of knowledge about the historical background of Indigenous relations in Canada. Without the foundation of knowledge or understanding, we can’t move forward with reconciliation.

What's Included

  • Free eBook

    Enjoy a free copy of the eBook: Indigenous Awareness: an excerpt from Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®, 4th edition.

  • 30-Day Access

    This convenient, self-paced training option allows you to take our training anywhere, anytime. Take advantage of full access to the course for 30 days after purchase.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded an official certificate.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Online Training Overview

    3. Before we begin...

    1. Scientific and Indigenous Perspectives

    2. Wheels, Written Languages and Primitive Cultures

    3. Nomadic, Farmers, or Fishers and Governance

    4. Knowledge Check - Pre-Contact Nations

    5. 1492: Arrival to the "New World"

    6. The Royal Proclamation of October 1763

    7. Knowledge Check - Arrival to the "New World"

    1. The BNA and Indian Act

    2. Chief Dr. Robert Josephs' First Day of Residential School

    3. The Right to Vote

    4. The Sixties Scoop

    5. The White Paper

    6. Knowledge Check - Nations to Wards

    1. Constitution Act: Section 35

    2. Knowledge Check - Constitution Act

    3. What's the Best Terminology?

    4. Knowledge Check - Terminology

    5. Delgamuukw Decision

    1. Indigenous Peoples are all the same, right?

    2. What Do Indigenous Peoples Want?

    3. Myth - Indigenous Peoples Don't Pay Taxes

    4. More Myths About Indigenous Peoples

    5. Knowledge Check - Indigenous Peoples Then and Now

    1. You're almost done!

    2. Tell us what you think...

    3. Continue your journey with us!

    4. What's up next?

    5. Download your certificate

About this course

  • $65.00
  • 31 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Click here to start your learning today!

  • Looking for training for a larger group?

    This training is also available for groups up to 30. Please contact [email protected] for group pricing.


CP Rail

"The oral, matter of fact delivery of this e-learning, along with the humour, varied types of visuals, fact-based information and reinforcement through quizzes is excellent." K. G.

Urban Systems

"I think every Canadian would benefit from a course like this. Especially the young generation for whom it should be a mandatory part of their school curriculum. I feel that courses such as these facilitate dialogue and may instill a more empathetic and understanding perspective on many of those whose views are shaped by anecdotal falsehoods instead of facts." C. L.


"The Indigenous Awareness Online Training course should be mandatory for every adult entering the workforce or taking post-secondary education. It's important we learn about the history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, which is not taught nearly enough in school, and be able to share this knowledge with family, friends, and colleagues in order to have intelligent and compassion discussions regarding Indigenous Canadians. This course was very easy to digest and Bob Joseph is a great teacher." S. N.


"I took this training as someone entering a new job where I would be dealing a lot with Indigenous peoples and issues. It was a great introduction and I learned a lot of valuable information. I would definitely take another course from Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. in the future." L.


"This is a good introduction to Indigenous Awareness and should be required training for every Canadian." L.K.