Daniel Levy promotes University of Alberta's Indigenous Canada course
Levy promises to host talks with professors to further explore course content
Schitt's Creek star and co-creator Daniel Levy is taking a free University of Alberta course called Indigenous Canada — and he wants others to join him.
The Toronto-raised actor, writer and showrunner promoted the online course in a video shared on social media.
Levy said he recently signed up for the course, which has 12 lessons that explore Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
The university's website says the course is told from an Indigenous perspective and highlights national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
Levy said he plans to host weekly discussions with the course professors, starting this Sunday afternoon.
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. <br><br>This little video explains it all. Sign up via link in my bio! <a href="https://t.co/LccboMO8X2">pic.twitter.com/LccboMO8X2</a>—@danjlevy
The comedy creator is up for four trophies at next month's Emmy Awards for the CBC comedy Schitt's Creek, which has a total of 15 nominations for its sixth and final season.
"I thought if I am going to sign up and learn, maybe some other people would want to join me and we could do this as a group," Levy said in his social media video.
"So every week I'm going to be hosting discussions and Q-and-A's with the profs so that we could better understand and delve deeper into the curriculum.
"If you're anything like me, I was not a good student and I need group support, and I thought this could be a really great way of doing that."
Levy added: "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 how we can better support and be of service to each other."