First nationss

Timeline and reflection

By chrees
  • 1985

    Canada's government has made it so in 1985, that Native women are allowed to marry non-native while keeping their status and rights to inherit or own family land. They were also allowed to participate in band councils, political and social affairs of their communities, giving them a significantly loud voice in the society.
  • Rank 2

  • 1990

    The Mohawk Warrior had to set up barricades because they had to protect their sacred land from a golf expansion. The land being a burial ground, it was very important and sacred for them. Violence had to erupt between the MOhawks and the police. Even the army had to be called in. In the end, the golf course was never built, but it is sad that it had to be done over violence instead of listening to them and ending it off with a good note.
  • Rank 11

  • 1992

    A Cree member of the Manitoba legislature refused to support and wanted to stop the Meech Lake Accord because the Canadian constitution revision did not recognize aboriginal rights. The Cree member's action defeated the accord, sending the governments back to the discussion table.
  • Rank 5

  • 1995

    Members of the Stoney Point and Kettle First Nations enter Ipperwash provincial park to demand the land they momentarily "borrowed" for a training camp in 1942, and promised to return it after the war, was never given back. While protesting, a protestor, George Dudley was shot dead, along with two other injured by the OPP. However, the land was returned in 2007.
  • Rank 12

    The First Nations voices and opinions completely ignored, trying to go through the barricades and protesters, and even injuring and killing protestors, this had to be the bottom rank as their voices were left out and not listened to. It took them 65 years to return their land which was supposed to be much earlier.
  • 1997

    After 5 years, the Royal Commissions on aboriginal peoples submits its report, after the commission was established in 1991 after the Oka Crisis. The report stating that there needs to be a change made in the relationships between the aboriginals and non-aboriginals of Canada. The new relationship respecting the aboriginal's values and cultures, the history behind Aboriginal nationhood. Setting out more than 400 recommendations, to establish this new relationship.
  • Rank 3

    The aboriginals were given the respect they desired for in this new relationship and had their voices heard.
  • 1998

    The aboriginal's voice was heard and was given more than 2000 square km of land, for the first time in their history.
  • Rank 4

    The First Nations were given 2000 square km of land, therefore their opinions were heard about the land.
  • 1999

    Nunavut is created and it is a new country in Canada. With a population of mostly consisting of Inuit and Inuktitut. Nunavut also has its own legislative assembly as well.
  • Rank 9

  • 2006

    Member of the Six Nations also called Haudenosaunee, put up barricades to demand land recognition of their land that was taken away in the 1840s. After a hard-fought protest, the government gives in and land claims were settled.
  • Rank 8

  • 2008

    Shannen Koostachin, a 14-year old girl from Attawapiskat, First Nation in northern Ontario, meets with Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl, to request a new "safe and comfy" school for her aboriginal community since school conditions were overall not that great, to begin with. She was turned down, but her request was fulfilled 6 years later.
  • 2010

    Canada endorses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which was a very big positive step for the Aboriginals because the declaration gave the indigenous lots of rights and giving an opportunity to have a voice in the society.
  • Rank 1

  • 2012

    A movement called "The Idle No More" used social media to invite people to join their peaceful protest, honoring Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land and water.
  • Rank 7

  • 2015

    The final report is released by The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The final report was called "Calls to Action" to "redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation."
  • Rank 6