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The pass system Poster Regina. Treaty Walks: Treaty Essential Learnings. Native Studies Research/Inquiry Project.

Treaty Walks: Treaty Essential Learnings

This little book can help you research almost all of the topics. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses We Day Ottawa! Enfranchisement of Canada’s First Nations : Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) A dedication to fairness and equality was a driving force of John Diefenbaker’s career.

Enfranchisement of Canada’s First Nations : Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC)

Diefenbaker felt that all citizens were entitled to certain essential rights, despite cultural differences. Throughout his political career he attempted to correct certain aspects of Canada’s past injustices, and his government took steps to create harmony between the Federal Government and First Nations peoples. The Diefenbaker government’s key achievement in Aboriginal affairs was the extension of the franchise (or the right to vote) in 1960. First Nations people before this time, as federal “wards” were not allowed to vote in federal elections. Following the two World Wars, veterans were enfranchised, but only if they gave up their Indian Status – only 250 voluntarily accepted the offer. However, some members of the First Nations community viewed enfranchisement negatively. Enfranchisement. Enfranchisement was the most common of the legal processes by which native peoples lost their Indian Status under the Indian Act.


Enfranchisement was the most common of the legal processes by which native peoples lost their Indian Status under the Indian Act. The term was used both for those who give up their status by choice, and for the much larger number of native women who lost status automatically upon marriage to non-native men (see Jeannette Lavell). Only the former were entitled to take with them a share of band reserve lands and funds, but both groups lost their treaty and statutory rights as native peoples, and their right to live in the reserve community.

a69c6_1100100010205_eng. Decolonization - The Crown and AFN Gathering 2012 - Ovide Mercredi Speech Pt3. Royal Proclamation of 1763, Canada's 'Indian Magna Carta,' turns 250. A symposium of academics and aboriginal leaders is being held near Ottawa to commemorate one of the most important documents in Canadian history.

Royal Proclamation of 1763, Canada's 'Indian Magna Carta,' turns 250

The Royal Proclamation of 1763, issued by King George III, essentially defined the relationship between the Crown and the native peoples in the new territories in North America acquired by the British — land that would become Canada. The document became a guide to all treaty-making since, and its presence is felt in the legal underpinnings of Confederation in 1867 and in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982. Some refer to it as the Indian Magna Carta. 'The treaty relationships and aspirations that were expressed in the Royal Proclamation are about us sharing the land, wealth and resources of this country. That has not happened' - Shawn Atleo, AFN national chief Modern-day treaties The Royal Proclamation of 1763. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 However, Cresswell said he was pleased both Gov. "That's a big step. 1969 Trudeau White Paper. The Inconvenient Indian. National BestsellerWINNER 2015 – CBC Bookie Awards - Non-FictionWINNER 2014 – RBC Taylor PrizeWINNER 2013 – Canadian Booksellers Association Non-Fiction Book of the YearFINALIST 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-FictionFINALIST 2013 – Trillium Award “King is a Canadian icon . . .

The Inconvenient Indian

The Inconvenient Indian is labeled a history book but it is about Canada today. I suggest teachers include a copy in every school classroom. It made me a better Canadian and more compassionate person.” —Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children, defending The Inconvenient Indian at Canada Reads 2015 "Thomas King is funny. “Sharply intellectual and informative, yet humourous and delightfully human, King unearths the myths and misunderstandings about Aboriginal peoples – and there is certainly a lot to dig up.

“Every Canadian should read Thomas King’s new book, The Inconvenient Indian. . . . “What makes it all palatable, and at times nearly pleasurable, is King’s gift of irony. Aboriginal Perspectives. Canadian Colonialism by Taiaiake Alfred Ask yourself: Do you know the name of the Native people in whose territory you live?

Aboriginal Perspectives

You may not realize it, but your home is built on land that has been occupied and used by Native people for thousands and thousands of years. Most people in Canada do not perceive themselves as newcomers to an ancient land that was civilized by people thousands and thousands of years before the French, British and others arrived. This is a serious problem in our society. Assimilation is not the answer to the Aboriginal ‘problem’ “Canada is a test case for a grand notion — the notion that dissimilar peoples can share lands, resources, power and dreams while respecting and sustaining their differences.

Assimilation is not the answer to the Aboriginal ‘problem’

The story of Canada is the story of many such peoples, trying and failing and trying again, to live together in peace and harmony. But there cannot be peace or harmony unless there is justice. It was to help restore justice to the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada, and to propose practical solutions to stubborn problems, that the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) was established.” — page ix, A Word From Commissioners The quote above comes from a publication that is 150 pages in length. Every Canadian should read it. Indian Act Gov Canada Document PDF. Talkin back to Johnny Mac bi.