Black and white photograph of a york boat being pulled into shore. 6 people can be seen pulling york boat into shore. There is a line of pine trees in the background.
Fig 2.1: Hauling A York Boat Over the Robinson Portage, Hayes River, Manitoba. LibraryArchives.

Section 2 will examine the role of colonization and how it continues to affect Indigenous Peoples in  Canada and define the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people today.


In Section 2, you will learn about:

  • Colonization
  • Treaties
  • Laws and Acts of Parliament
  • The Reserve System
  • Indian Residential Schools
  • TB Sanitoriums
  • Sixties Scoop
  • Truth and Reconciliation

It should take you up to three hours to complete Section 2, including watching the recommended videos. Please complete the Locate Yourself activity first.

Activity 1: Locate Yourself (10 min)  

Reflect on the following questions.

  1. Have you ever experienced being stereotyped or discriminated against?
  2. If yes, what were the short-term consequences? What were the long-term consequences?


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