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Grade 11: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit Voices NBE3C / 3U / 3E: The Truth - Historical Context
This course explores the themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a variety of literary, informational, graphic, oral, cultural, and media text forms emerging from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures in Canada, and also examines the perspectives and
Akwesasne elders discuss their childhood memories of their days at residential schools as they can relate to the haunting recollections and a shroud of sadness that’s exists for many indigenous people today who attended residential schools in Canada.
The 60’s Scoop was a governmental policy that placed indigenous children in non-native homes for fostering and adoption. An Akwesasronon survivor shares her story about severed ties with family, culture and language, and the policy changes created to focus on keeping families together.
This link includes information on treaty traditions, 1754-1814: the zenith of treaty making, pre confederation treaties, post confederation treaties, modern treaties, treaties in Canada's constitutional and international law, related articles and more.
This link includes information on early policies: 1763-1876, entrenched paternalism: 1876-1951, problematic reforms: 1951-1985, challenges and change: 1985 and beyond, plus suggested reading lists for further information.
This link has information on historical background to specific land claims, the process of negotiating specific claims 1973-2007, the specific claims tribunal from 2007-present, further resources and more.
In spite of all government attempts to convince Indians to accept the white paper, their efforts will fail, because Indians understand that the path outlined by the Department of Indian Affairs through its mouthpiece, the Honourable Mr. Chrétien, leads directly to cultural genocide. We will not walk this path.