Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Terms in this set (24)
latin meaning "from the original" including status + non-status Indians.
Where does term "Indian" come from
Metis, Inuit, and First Nation. (Metis and Inuit did not sign treaties)
The original people on the land
Legal definition of who is Indian in Canada. Created the status + non-status Indians. Canada is the only country using this system.
When was the first Act?
Why was it created?
Government needed to monitor Indian peoples
used to define a descendant of someone who signed Treaty.
refer to someone who is registered under this act.
Identifies an individual who is registered with the Department of Indian Affairs [INAC] as a Status Indian under Indian Act.
Bill- C 31
Losing Status through marriage. Happened in 1985. Any children under 18, lost status.
Why is Bill- C 31 Problematic?
Sexist towards First Nation women. Men who marry non-First Nation women will keep status and the women will gain status, but if a First Nation woman marries a non-status man, she will lose her status.
Common Way to Lose Status
Marrying a non-status indian.
Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Sweat Lodge, Pow Wows, Beadwork - adaptations to culture.
Indigenous Societies Cultural Heroes
Trickster/Nanabohzo, Nanabush and Wesakachuk
Who is Nanabush
Nanabush is a shapeshifter teaches us about human life. Some stories he survives, some he dies. Selfish and greedy teaches us how to act and not to act.
How many Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Knowledge (IK)/Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) Traditional Ecological Knowledge ( TEK) are...
Indigenous ways of knowing that hold memories, observations, stories, understandings, Insights and practices for how to follow the natural law.
Natural Laws regulate the way IK is shared and understood
Oral Tradition and Oral History include
Voice, Speech, Story, Listening and memory.
The science and the art of Indigenous Education
Why is it so important to protect IK
have been appropriated. Western Science is after Indigenous Knowledge. I.E. Aspirin was an IK, did not get credit.
the people who own themselves
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