Information and Resources


The Indigenous Histories and Reconciliation Course consist of 7 modules that follow the traditional 7 Sacred Anishinaabe Teachings of: Love, Respect, Honesty, Humility, Bravery, Truth, and Wisdom. This self-directed course allows participants to complete modules at their own pace. Upon completion of a module, the participant will receive a badge, and upon completion of the course a certificate of completion is generated.

This course is available to students through the self-registration tab on DC Connect. Once registered, this course will appear under the “Manually Managed Term tab”. Employees may enrol through the “Discover tab” on Brightspace, the recently launched employee development platform. To log into Brightspace, please use your banner ID and systems password.

This course is also available for community members to complete under the Information and Resources tab named: Welcome to the Indigenous Histories and Reconciliation Modules. There is an option to download a certificate of completion for community members looking to recognize their completion


Indigenous Learning Circle are meant to enhance learning and provides a safe supportive opportunity for learners to come together and discuss best practices, create a community of practice around Indigenization, and to provide further discussion on questions that may arise from completing the learning modules and discussions within your classrooms. Staff, Students and Faculty are encouraged to participate in regular programming that is offered within the FPIC, to find upcoming events, please visit:


Email if you would like to connect with the staff within the First Peoples Indigenous Centre to learn more and find ways to get connected

Library Resources

The Campus Library holds a number of resources available to the DC Community to learn about Indigenous culture and ways of knowing.

Naanaagide'endamowin (Naa/naa/gi/de/"en/da/mo/win) - The Art of Thinking

On September 30, 2021, Durham College announced the commitment to transforming the outdoor gathering space located next to the Centre for Collaborative Education into an Indigenous learning space. This space was gifted an Anishinaabemowin name, Naanaagide’endamowin (The Art of Thinking), by Elder, Dr. Shirley Williams.

To mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a Weeping Willow Tree was planted in commemoration of the Indigenous children who did not make it home from Indian Residential, Day and Industrial Schools as space for our community to consider their role in reconciliation.