Exploring the effects of European/Aboriginal interactions on Aboriginal History, Identity, and Culture

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Date
2015-04-25
Authors
Kelcey, Janelle
Moroney, Alison
Keyword
Métis , European colonists , Louis Riel , treaties , Two Row Wampum , Oka Crisis , Aboriginal title , Aboriginal reserves , Canadian government , Residential schools
Abstract
This resource pack takes students through the history of the interaction between Canada’s Aboriginal people and European colonists. Students will appraise the significance of Louis Riel from different perspectives, assess the authenticity of various treaties and place the Oka Crisis into its historical context before making judgments. They will also track the changes and constants in regards to Aboriginal title in the 20th century, assemble causes and assess consequences of the reservation system in Canada, and consider how to respond to past injustices in terms of residential schools.
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