Dan Levy To Match Donations To The Faculty of Native Studies At University Of Alberta After Taking Indigenous Studies Course

Dan Levy is sharing what he learned about the Indigenous peoples of Canada after taking an online course.

The “Schitt’s Creek” co-creator announced in a video on Twitter that he has enrolled in a free online course at the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada back in August.

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Levy invited followers to sign up for the course and learn alongside him, providing a link to the course page on the university website.

“From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations,” the course description explains.

Explaining why he is taking the course, Levy said, “If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to actively relearn history, history that wasn’t taught to us in school to better understand and contextualize our lives and to better support and be of service to each other.”

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After 13 weeks, Levy completed the course and posted another video update.

“I am urging all of you to donate to the faculty,” Levy said after explaining that the Faculty of Native Studies at UofA is the only one in North America.

Levy will match each dollar donated up to $25,000

Levy’s call to take the course was supported on Twitter by a number of Indigenous fans, scholars and organizations.

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