Dan Levy Enrols At The University Of Alberta To Learn About Indigenous Studies
Dan Levy hits the books and registers for his Fall classes! The Schitt's Creek star and Canadian is getting ready to learn about the Indigenous peoples of Canada, and enrols at the University of Alberta!
Schitt's Creek star and Canadian-born actor Dan Levy is hitting the books and attending the University of Alberta this fall to learn about Indigenous culture!
Levy announced on his Twitter this week that the course is free for Canadians, and is highly anticipating a great semester! The online course is set to educate Canadians on the Indigenous culture of the land's first inhabitants, and offers perspectives from Indigenous professors themselves!
Dan Levy is going back to school
Dan Levy announced to his Twitter his anticipation for the free online Indigenous studies course, and asks his fans to come to learn with him!
"Come learn with me?" he tweeted Tuesday.
"I’ve signed up for a (free) course through the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada. 12 lessons that explore Indigenous histories and contemporary issues from an Indigenous perspective," he added.
Indigenous people in Canada have enriched the culture despite centuries of oppression and struggle, and Levy is excited to be a part of a narrative that can help enhance the lives of Canadian First Nations.
Come learn with me? I've signed up for a (free) course through the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada. 12 lessons that explore Indigenous histories and contemporary issues from an Indigenous perspective.— dan levy (@danjlevy) August 18, 2020
This little video explains it all. Sign up via link in my bio! pic.twitter.com/LccboMO8X2
The course description reads, "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 relation."
Levy said that he will be holding many Q&A's throughout the course, "so we can better understand and dive deeper into the curriculum. Because if you’re anything like me, I was not a good student and I need group support."
Levy then explains why he is taking the course, saying that 2020 has provided some challenging insight into work that needs to be done.
"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," he said.
Not only did the University of Alberta retweet his video, but many other fans were glad and warmed to see the actor's support.
One user wrote, "As an Indigenous woman who has dealt with racism and dismissive people regarding our history, this brings tears of joy and gratitude to my eyes. Thank you for being willing to learn."
As an Indigenous woman who has dealt with racism and dismissive people regarding our history, this brings tears of joy and gratitude to my eyes. Thank you for being willing to learn @danjlevy https://t.co/KsErzhJQ2Q— CanadianTenderBranson (@CynthiRose) August 18, 2020