Indigenous Awareness (PSL®) *New Course


  • April 17, 2019 from 8:30am to 4:30pm


  • Why is this awareness/education being undertaken?
  • Prayer
  • introductions
  • bee's intro

Historical Background:

  • Pre-contact
  • Royal proclamation
  • BNA Act
  • Treaties

Assimilation and Segregation Policies:

  • Indian Act
  • Residential schools
  • Sixties scoop
  • No turning back

Era of Change

  • 1969 Trudeau's white paper
  • 1982 Constitution repatriation
  • Terminology - Indian, Aboriginal, First Nation, Metis, Inuit

Moving Forward

  • Treaty and Aboriginal rights court cases
  • Metis
  • 2008 - The Apology
  • Truth and reconciliation commission and call to action
  • United Nations declaration on the right of Indigenous peoples


  • Traditional knowledge
  • Environmental assessments
  • Land use studies
  • What Aboriginal people want

Myths and Misperceptions

  • Realities on Reserve
  • No running water
  • Taxes
  • Education
  • Health
  • Peter Mansbridge interview

Meeting Protocols

  • Ceremony - Elders, tobacco, prayer
  • Close with talking stick.

Registration Fee includes beverages and snacks.
Save $50 when you register at least 3 weeks in advance! Prices will increase 3 weeks prior to the course.


Bee Calliou Schadeck

Bee Calliou Schadeck is a member of the Michel First Nation, Treaty #6, Alberta. She spent her childhood on a farm and also raised her three children in rural Alberta. Bee's career began as a laboratory technician and after a project was stalled by First Nation communities, Bee was launched into unfamiliar territory. Bee began a discovery of our country's history and over time became one of the most sought after Aboriginal awareness educators in Alberta. She now draws on over 35 years of experience to enrich her awareness sessions.

CAPL Credits: 6 Credits
AAPL Credits: 6 Credits
Fee: CAPL Member $325 plus GST
  Non-Member $425 plus GST
This course is Complete.