The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) has partnered with Reconciliation Education and BMO Financial Group to launch a Nisitohtamowin ᓂᓯᑐᐦᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ eLearning course. The course is available for free for all Canadians throughout June, and is intended to “promote healing, equity and respect of Indigenous cultures and values in Canadian Society” through education.
This course has been developed to meet the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action and recommendations, and includes a personal account as well as an introduction to the impact and legacy of Residential schools. BMO will also be providing $250K to FNUniv to provide financial assistance for Indigenous students through a variety of different supports, including entrance level scholarships, business student scholarships, and emergency bursaries.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to understand the Indigenous perspective and what actions we can take in our personal and professional lives to promote healing, equity and respect of Indigenous cultures and values in Canadian society.