The University of Prince Edward Island has implemented a mandatory Indigenous Studies course. The course will be launching in the Fall through the new Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies (IKERAS). It will cover a variety of topics, including Indigenous history, cultures, practices, trauma, and healing. The course has been implemented as a way to support the TRC’s calls to action and will ensure that all graduates have been educated about Indigenous issues. “By just having a mandated course around Indigenous knowledge of peoples and their cultures, I believe that we are teaching responsible citizenship,” said UPEI Assistant professor David Varis, who is Cree. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.