Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being and Doing

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Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being, and Doing

Build understanding and respect for Indigenous ceremonies with Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being and Doing. This course is delivered in a unique method. Participants will be present for two types of ceremonies and will be guided through participation from an Indigenous person.

There are many ceremonies apart of Indigenous cultures that occur at throughout the year, seasons, or for specific purposes that relate to certain events, periods of life, and more. Broadly, these ceremonies differ between First Nations, Metis, and Inuit and have been practiced and passed down for many generations. Even more specific, ceremonies can vary depending on the specific Nation, community, or clan.

Learning in this course will allow participants to experience two types of ceremonies. The ceremonies will be lead and guided by an Indigenous person and participants will have an understanding of, but not limited to sacred items, etiquette, practices and protocol for a base of a variety of ceremony.

Program Information

What you’ll learn studying Indigenous ways of Knowing, Being, and Doing:

  • Learn some of the sacred items that are used during ceremony
  • Identify sacred items and ceremonies and how they may differ between Indigenous peoples
  • Learn which spiritual practices are protected by the Human Rights Code and how to approach these in a workplace environment
  • Identify appropriate times to participate in ceremony
  • Consider when commemorating changes to virtue signaling and social media buzz that can be offensive
  • Learn about various protocol for showing gratitude to Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers/Oshkabewiis before and after ceremony

Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being, and Doing for:

  • Individuals who would like to learn more about traditional ceremonies
  • Individuals who want to learn how to support, observe, participate and recognize importance of ceremonies.


  • None

Technology Requirements

  • None

This program does not include any assessments. 

Course DetailCourse Info
Course CodePCSL 9N38
Date of Next StartClosed
OSAP EligibleNo
Delivery ModeINP - In Person
Duration3 hours
FrequencyOne time
Intake DetailsNext and more intake info
Scheduled Class Time(s)12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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