Aboriginal Self-Goverment (Liana & Bella)

Timeline created by Liana Gerber
In History
  • Royal Proclamation

    Royal Proclamation
    The Royal Proclamation is a document that set out guidelines for European settlement of Aboriginal territories in what is now North America. The Royal Proclamation was initially issued by King George III.
  • Reserve System

    Reserve System
    The Indian reservation system established tracts of land called reservations for Native Americans to live on as white settlers took over their land.
  • Indian Act

    Indian Act
    Is a Canadian Act of Parliament that concerns registered Indians, their bands, and the system of Indian reserves. First passed in 1876 and still in force with amendments.
  • Aboriginal Right To Universal Suffrage

    Aboriginal Right To Universal Suffrage
    Canadian Status Indians obtained the right to vote in federal elections.
  • National Indian Brotherhood & Native Council of Canada Formed

    National Indian Brotherhood & Native Council of Canada Formed
    National Indian Brotherhood. The National Indian Council was created in 1961 to represent indigenous people of Canada, including treaty/status Indians, non-status Indians, the Métis people, though not the Inuit.
  • White Paper

    White Paper
    Was a Canadian government policy paper that attempted to abolish previous legal documents pertaining to Indigenous peoples in Canada, including the Indian Act and treaties, and assimilate all “Indian” peoples under the Canadian state.
  • Residential School System Abolished but not all Closed

    Residential School System Abolished but not all Closed
    The agreement between the churches and the Canadian government comes to an end, with the Department of Indian Affairs assuming responsibility for the remaining schools. The transfer of a few schools to local bands begins.
  • Movement Towards Self Government

    Movement Towards Self Government
    Indigenous or Aboriginal self-government refers to proposals to give governments representing the Indigenous peoples in Canada greater powers of government. These proposals range from giving Aboriginal governments powers similar to that of local governments in Canada.
  • Assembly of the First Nations

    Assembly of the First Nations
    The Assembly of First Nations is an assembly, modelled on the United Nations General Assembly, of First Nations represented by their chiefs. It emerged from and replaced the Canadian National Indian Brotherhood.
  • Passing of Bill C-31

    Passing of Bill C-31
    Bill C-31, or a Bill to Amend the Indian Act, passed into law in April 1985 to bring the Indian Act into line with gender equality under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Meech Lake

    Meech Lake
    As a protest against Meech's lack of attention to aboriginal issues, Elijah Harper, a Cree member of the Manitoba legislative assembly, said a soft but emphatic "no" to Gary Filmon's request for unanimous consent to put Meech onto the floor for debate
  • Ipperwash Crisis

    Ipperwash Crisis
    The Ipperwash Crisis was a dispute over Indigenous land that took place in Ipperwash Provincial Park.
  • Delgamuluukw Case

    Delgamuluukw Case
    The Delgamuukw case is an important one in Canadian law because it provides information about the definition and content of Aboriginal title.
  • Statment of Reconciliation

    Statment of Reconciliation
    Statement of apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools.
  • Creation of Nunavut

    Creation of Nunavut
    Creation of Nunavut. On April 1, 1999, the map of Canada changed
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    Oka Stand Off

    The Oka Crisis was a land dispute between a group of Mohawk people and the town of Oka, Quebec, Canada
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    Nisga'a Treaty

    The Nisga'a Treaty is a negotiated agreement between the Nisga'a Nation, the Government of British Columbia (B.C.) and the Government of Canada.
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    Gustafsen Lake standoff

    The Gustafsen Lake standoff was a confrontation between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Ts'peten Defenders in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, at Gustafsen Lake