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Important Indigenous Figures Part 1

October 2020

Elsie Marie Knott (1922-1995) Elsie Marie Knott became the first female chief of a First Nation in Canada when she was elected to lead the Anishinaabe Curve Lake First Nation in 1954 near Peterborough, Ontario. She held the position for […]

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Powwows

October 2020

Powwow are held in all parts of southern Canada, as they are from the cultures of the Plains. Today, a powwow in Halifax would not be too different from a powwow in Vancouver. Some are competitions in which dancers from […]

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Racial Segregation of People in Canada – Military and More

October 2020

Racial Segregation of Black People in Canada – Military and More   Military Service Even when they were forced to serve in racially segregated units, Black men have served in the British army, militias and the Canadian military for many […]

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Enfranchisement

October 2020

Enfranchisement Enfranchisement was a legal process used by the government to have indigenous people lose or resign their cultural identities and rights as indigenous people. Through enfranchisement, they would lose their Indian Status under the Indian Act. The term was […]

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Indigenous Enslavement

October 2020

Enslavement of Indigenous peoples in Canada Something that is not often talked about but is an important part of Canada’s history of slavery, is the enslavement of Indigenous peoples. A full two-thirds of the slaves in the Colony of New […]

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Residential Schools

October 2020

Residential Schools  Canada’s first residential school was first opened and accepted its first students in 1831. It was called The Mohawk Institute in Brantford, Ontario. The two primary objectives of the residential school system were to remove and isolate children […]

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BLM

Black Lives Matter Movement

October 2020

Black Lives Matter Movement   Overview: What is it? – Social movement and organization Where?- International, based in the United States Purpose? – Advocacy and Protest for Black rights Founders? – Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi   Black Lives […]

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BLM

Ways to Support

October 2020

  Support There are many ways to support and help the BLM movement grow internationally and in Canada. Here are some links and pages you can use to support the organizations: Sharing links and resources to your community is an […]

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First Nations in Southwestern Ontario

October 2020

The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation They are the territory of the Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation). They describe themselves as “a forward thinking nation with a strong grasp of our traditional values. Through culture, […]

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Important Indigenous Figures Part 2

October 2020

Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) Kenojuak Ashevak, CC ONu was an Inuit artist. She is regarded as a pioneer of modern Inuit art and was one of Canada’s most acclaimed graphic artists with a long list of achievements and honours. She was […]

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