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Ravina Bains: Turning a blind eye to injustice at home

The concept of democracy is important to many Canadians. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has received awards identifying him as a “champion of democracy, freedom and human rights” and the government has frequently spoken out against democratic violations in other countries. 686 more words

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Indian Chief Considers Military Act Unfair (1918) | Surnames: Delisle, Scar Face Bear, White Cloud

At Meeting of Tribe in Montreal Chief Delisle Tells of Indians’ Services to the Dominion

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Claiming that, as the Indians had no right to vote, they should not be forced to fight under the Military Service Act, …

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Residential Schools in Canada

What Caused Residential Schools?

Canada’s history contains many amazing achievements that have resulted in a successfully developed economic, “peaceful” and “humanitarian” country. Canadian’s are typically viewed as “nice”, “apologetic” and “kind”. 3,439 more words


Iroquois Decry Paleface Rule (1938) | Surnames: Delisle, Garlow,

Pow-wow at Caughnawaga Advised Against Citizenship

Chief Garlow of N.B. Stresses Great Debts and Counsels Native Ways

Iroquois of the Caughnawaga Reservation and delegates representing other Indian communities in Eastern Canada, meeting in the “grand national pow-wow” now being held on the South Shore reservation, were advised yesterday to refuse Canadian citizenship if it were offered to them. 527 more words


The Indian Act of 1867

When Canada became a separate entity from England, one of the first legislations they passed was the Indian Act of 1867. The Indian Act was created to dictate the lives of Aboriginal people and assimilate them into Western ideals. 458 more words

First Nations Relations

Colonialism 101 - A Primer

For those who are new to this conversation: Settlers are immigrants and descendants of immigrants to North America – whether you’re born here or not. … 2,061 more words