Aboriginal people's voices

Timeline created by danielbuczakowski
  • AD 1

    nunavut is created (1999)

    Nunavut being created and allowed to be run almost as its own independent country gave indigenous peoples there a bit more freedom creating laws that didnt have to concern other groups of people
  • 2

    Mohawk peoples defend sacred land in Oka (1990)

    this was significant in giving them a voice, because it was a time when they werent being listened to too much but they got what they wanted, in the end.
  • 3

    section 12 of the indian act is repealed (1985)

    this let women decide more easily who they wanted to marry, which was another step in the right direction in terms of womens rights.
  • 4

    idle no more takes to social media (2012)

    idle no more decided to use social medias to spread their views across to more people and younger audiences to become more effective.
  • 5

    Six nations members put up barricades around housing development (2006)

    this was another display of the indigenous community standing their ground for keeping their sacred lands theirs.
  • 6

    Nisga'a peoples settle land claims dispute (1998)

    Nisga'a people settle dispute in which they gain around 2000 squared kms of land, which also keeps their sacred lands theirs.
  • 7

    canada endorses UN declaration of rights on indigenous peoples (2010)

    Canada has always opposed this, meaning for the first time ever, we recognize indigenous people's rights and what is needed to respect them.
  • 8

    elijah harper refused the Meech lake accord (1992)

    this accord was ignoring indigenous rights, so not supporting it was showing indigenous peoples that their voices were not suppressed
  • 9

    Stoney point peoples receive lost land (1995)

    the indigenous peoples around this area lost their land way back before ww2, and have finally reclaimed it peacfully, showing us that they can be peaceful and respectful people when it comes to disputes.
  • 10

    Truth and reconciliation comittee releases final report (2015)

    this report brought to the public eye what effect residential schools really had on society as a whole, and continued to help apologise to the indigenous community
  • 11

    the royal commission on aboriginal peoples supports indigenous people's respects with report (1997)

    the RCAP released a report stating that they deserve to be truly respected and treated as regular people amongst us, that should not be discriminated against.
  • 12

    Shannon Koostachin demands new indigenous peoples-safe school (2008)

    Shannon demended a new school that is more accepting and less discriminatory against indigenous peoples, showing that even the smallest voices can be heard for the right reasons