Indigenous Cultural Awareness

Overview: All Canadians are called to learn about Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and how we can move forward in reconciliation and restitution. In the Indigenous Cultural Awareness course, facilitator Julie Pellissier-Lush will highlight and explain in-depth the traditional knowledge of the Mi’kmaq (the Indigenous peoples of Mi’kma’ki, and specifically Epetwitk), their life before contact with Europeans, the role of colonization on the Mi’kmaq, and how all Canadians move forward positively with Indigenous peoples. This will be done in a fun way that will focus on participants feeling safe in the learning circle provided and ensure all taking part in the course will leave with a greater knowledge of traditional Mi’kmaq teachings, history and how to engage and grow through truth, reconciliation, and restitution.  

Designed for: Anybody, from employees to executives, to managers and entrepreneurs, who wish to learn about the traditional ways and knowledge of Indigenous – specifically Mi’kmaq – people, their journey, and how all Canadians can move forward positively in terms of truth, reconciliation, and restitution with Indigenous peoples  

Type of Delivery: In person and online (see scheduled sessions). 

Duration: One course for six hours. 

Facilitator: Julie Pellissier-Lush 

Cost: $225 plus HST. 

More information: 

Indigenous Cultural Awareness course flyer (.pdf)


Course Dates Status
Indigenous Cultural Awareness
Room 102, UPEI Alumni Hall; 9:00 am–4:00 pm