Indigenous Learning Series

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is proud to share its online Indigenous Learning Series, as an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and reflect upon ways that people can personally contribute to advancing reconciliation.

We were honoured to work with a local Indigenous company in developing these learning modules, which features a local Indigenous artist as narrator. Each takes approximately one hour to complete online.

The Indigenous Learning Series deals with topics that may cause trauma invoked by memories of past abuse. The Municipality recognizes the need for safety measures to minimize the risk associated with triggering and encourages the use of support resources.

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Indigenous Awareness

Increase your cultural awareness by exploring terminology, facts and myths, and the Indigenous communities within the RMWB.

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Moving Towards Reconciliation

History and impacts of Canada’s residential school system, the TRC's Calls to Action, and how everyone can contribute to reconciliation.

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Indigenous Learning Series Feedback

We appreciate your feedback as we work to improve and develop learning opportunities.
When you've completed one of the modules, please fill out the course feedback form.

Support Resources

The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

Former Indian Residential School (IRS) students may call the IRS Crisis Line, a national, 24-hour toll-free support services operated by trained Indigenous crisis counsellors. The toll-free telephone number provides access to emotional and crisis referral services in both French and English. Counsellors can also provide information about accessing other health supports available to claimants. Call 1-866-925-4419.

Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC)

ATC is an organization that provides essential services to the 5 First Nations within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB). Call 780-791-6538 or visit

Some Other Solutions

Some Other Solutions is a Society for Crisis Prevention. Their mission is to be part of the solution for individuals and families needing mental wellness support in Northern Alberta. Call 780-743-4357 or visit