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Anokiigamig e-Learning

Anokiigamig E-Learning

Location: Fort Francis, Ontario

Cultural Awareness Trainers: Dean Bethune and Jim Leonard


Online Training Available: Yes

Company Profile: Anokiigamig is an indigenous owned company based in Fort Francis Ontario. This multi-purpose company offers many services to the construction sector this includes an e-learning division. The e-learning division was set up to ensure indigenous awareness training is available to all its clients and to any interested organization in Canada.

Profile of Owners:

Dean Bethune
Dean is co- owner and partner in Anokiigamig LLP. He is also currently General Partner in Saulteaux Consulting & Engineering also based in Fort Frances, ON. From 2011 – 2019 Dean was owner and General Partner in Onikaajigan. Prior to that Dean was Manager of Technical Services for the Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services (Tribal Council) from 1992 – 2011. Dean is a member of the Couchiching First Nation.
Education – Accounting and Finance ; Master Certificate Project Management Schulik School of Business

Jim Leonard
Jim Leonard is Past Chief the Rainy River First Nation, a position he held for 18 years until 2018. Before that Band Manager Couchiching First Nation 1990 – 1993 , and Band Manager Rainy River 1982 – 1999. As well Jim was twice in role as Executive Director Advisory Services (Tribal Council) between both 1993-1995 and again 2000-2003.Jim is currently a co-owner and partner in Anokiigamig e-Learning. Jim also currently owns and runs an independent consulting business dedicated to helping First Nations in the north with Policy and Governance Programs. Jim was instrumental in the creation of the KAY-NAH-CHI-WAH-NUNG Historical and Interpretive Centre at site of the Long Rapids, which was declared a National Historic site in 1969 and lead development of the Rainy River First Nations 25MWatt solar farm.
Jim’s life long interest has been to improve indigenous awareness for all Canadians.
Education: BA Psychology, Lakehead University

e-Learning Product Offering
Course: Understanding the Indigenous Peoples Story in Canada

An interactive, 5-Module, online course designed to increase awareness and understanding.
The course contains 5 modules, each of which take 15-30min to complete:

Module 1: Who are the Indigenous Peoples?
Module 2: What is an Indigenous Nation?
Module 3: The Impact of History.
Module 4: The Impact of Colonization.
Module 5: One Family’s Journey Through Time.

• The course content was created and fact-checked by a team of indigenous educators from Anokiigamig in conjunction with Seven Generations Education Institute.

• The course is narrated by Joe Hunter from the Rainy River First Nation and Waawaategiizhigok (aka Shannon King) from the Otter clan of the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation.

• The online course was designed and built by the educational experts at Deltanet International and is hosted on the Deltanet eLearning platform.

Who is this Course For?
This course is designed for any person or organization that would like to build cultural consciousness by gaining a better understanding of the history and story of the indigenous people in Canada.
• Any Canadian citizen
• Employees
• Politicians
• Public servants
• Community Representatives
• Students
• Managers
• Leaders
• Educators
• Sports teams
• Coaches
• Teachers
• Businesses in any sector
• Contractors
• Not-For-Profit organizations
• Boards of Directors