First Nations Métis and Inuit History

ETFO offers a variety of Additional Qualifications Opportunities to support your journey as a life-long learner. ETFO offers two AQ courses specific to First Nations, Métis & Inuit learners and content:

Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are open to the general public. These courses are an affordable option for those looking to deepen their understanding of the complex history of Canada and Indigenous Peoples. Paid options are also available for those looking for professional development certifications. Be sure to explore the different options below for details:


‘The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) K-12 Métis Education Kits are an excellent resource for students, teachers, educators and community members to use inside and out of the classroom. Each kit contains a variety of items including a sash, flashcards, fiddle music, a Michif workbook, and a timeline of Métis history in Ontario. This is an exciting first step in providing an introduction to Métis history, culture, and heritage. “

The Métis are one of three distinct Aboriginal peoples of Canada recognized under the 1982 Canadian Constitution. During the Fur Trade (1670-1870), the Métis were known to be fiercely independent and instrumental in the development of western Canada.”

The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada is another resource to review for further learning.


“The majority of our population lives in 51 communities spread across Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland encompassing 35 percent of Canada’s landmass and 50 percent of its coastline. We have lived in our homeland since time immemorial. Our communities are among the most culturally resilient in North America. Roughly 60 percent of Inuit report an ability to conduct a conversation in Inuktut (the Inuit language), and our people harvest country foods such as seal, narwhal and caribou to feed our families and communities.”

“The Tungasuvvingat Inuit Urban Inuit Knowledge Centre is a collection of urban Inuit teachings, conversations and observations for urban Inuit across Ontario. Learn answers to your questions about urban Inuit in Ontario. Visit”

Indigenous Peoples of Canada Atlas: Inuit

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

The topics included in this website provide information on the diversity and history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, which include:

Relationship between Indigenous people and the Crown; Royal Proclamation of 1763; Treaty-Making in Canada; Indigenous Contributions to the War of 1812 and WWI; Residential Schools; First Canadian Arctic Expedition; and National Indigenous History Month.

For more information visit the Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

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