This essay Policies In Atlantic Canada has a total of 373 words and 3 pages.
Policies In Atlantic Canada
From the period of early contact from 1534-1736 it was
concluded that Indian religion was useless and therefor did
not pose an impediment in the process of converting
Indians to Christianity. The process of conversion included
a period of persuasion and instruction followed by baptism.
The French missions were successful in areas where there
was permanent Aboriginal settlement. These efforts
influenced all areas of social policy especially the belief that
all Aboriginals should be converted to Christianity. The
period of the Royal Proclamation from 1783-1839 was a
result of British Military policy that recognized the
importance of First Nation allies in the victory over France.
In 1755 during the initial stages of the war, the British
developed an Indian department with a complete
suerintendent of Indian Affairs. This was not successful in
preventing colonists from appropriating First Nation land.
When Britain was successful in the war with France,
France ceded most of itís North American territory and the
First Nations were not satisfied being under British rule.
This led to Pontiacs rebellion where several British forts
were captured. The Royal Proclamation was essentially
drafted on the advice of the colony concerning measures to
reconcile with First Nations. It was the first constitution
under British rule that recognized that the territory outside
of the colonial boundaries was reserved as hunting grounds
for First Nations. The Royal Proclamation was the legal
base for British-Indian policy. The transition of the Royal
Proclamation into Canadian social policy occurred when
colonial correspondents indicated that First Nations were
not longer military allies. Colonial policies were changed by
an administration aimed at civilizing First Nations way of
life. Of particular importance was the schooling of First
Nation children. Gifts that were originally used to
compensate for land surrendered to the British were now
conditional on the basis of whether or not First Nation
parents sent their kids to school. Those parents who did
not abide by this rule were subject to criminal charges. The
period of assimilation occurred between 1867 and 1950.
By confederation all the basic features of the Indian policy
were in place. Many of the statutes were unorganized so
they were consolidated into the Indian act. Many
oppressive provisions developed from this including the
banning of religious ceremonies and an imposed Pass
system for those granted permission to leave the reserve.
The establishment of schools, tax exemption,
enfranchisement, and control of alcohol extended from the
Topics Related to Policies In Atlantic Canada
Aboriginal peoples in Canada, First Nations, Pontiacs War, Canada, Allies of World War II, Royal Proclamation
Essays Related to Policies In Atlantic Canada
First NationsFirst Nations This essay will discuss the historical social aspects of Aboriginalpeoples in Canada. Some topics include self-government of aboriginal, Health Care, Education, Native Organizations, and the way of life for an aboriginal person. These are all very important factors in the life of a status Indian, or native person. Every native person has to deal with these situations and institutions every day. Some living on the reserve, and others off, they all need health care and education, bu
The Employment Equity Act: A Short Paper EvaluatinThe Employment Equity Act: A Short Paper Evaluating The Success of the Act. Canada has a population of approximately twenty six million people. With the introduction of the federal government\'s multicultualism program, the social demographic make up of Canada is quite vast, bringing together people from many different nations to join those already living here. Taking the population as a whole into account, it is no secret that historically, certain members of this social order have been denied
Distinctly CanadianDistinctly Canadian Canada, federated country of North America, bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean; on the northeast by Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, which separate it from Greenland; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by the United States; and on the west by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska. Canada is the world\'s second largest country, surpassed in size only by Russia. Canada has a total area of 9,970,610 sq. km (3,849,652 sq. mi), of which 755,180 sq. km (291,575 sq. mi) is cov
British Destruction of Culture and Identity in EarBritish Destruction of Culture and Identity in Early Canada CHI 4UI May 3rd, 2004 From the time that the British ruled Canada from 1774-1867, it is true that the Aboriginal culture were more neglected and destroyed by the British. The French always found fair ground with the Aboriginal people, but the British always doubted them, and almost demolished them from the history and culture of Canada today. At the time of British rule in Canada, there were a dramatically shorter number of Aboriginal p
ApartheidApartheid INTRODUCTION Canada is still correcting unjust treatment of our Aboriginal citizens, and the end is not yet in sight. However, Canada has a better record, than another former British colony, South Africa. For 250 years, South African treatment of its original peoples, was an international shame. Apartheid meaning \'separateness\' was the law and the policy of South Africa that defined an evil, racist system of denying the rights of non-white people in the country. Apartheid created a