Taking Care of Shkagamik-kwe (Mother Earth)

14 weeks Course


In this course, students will explore ways to take care of Shkagamik-kwe (Mother Earth) from an Indigenous perspective. The concepts of relationality and reciprocity will be weaved in throughout the course. Students will learn about what it means to be connected to the earth, which includes the water ways, and everything on it. That connection will foster a better understanding of how the earth provides air, food, water, shelter, medicines and the reciprocal relationship needed in order to sustain it. Students will have the opportunity to learn from Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Holders as well as Woman Water Walkers.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

We recommend that you use a computer to complete the online registration process as you may encounter an error if using a device such as a phone or tablet. If you have already encountered an error when registering please contact us:

Admissions Office

Continuing Education Office

705.474.7600 ext. 5123

705.474.7600 ext. 5601 

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Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.