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Entry about what type of self government is best:

Category: Life

i may be biased because i’m part Cree, but I think that the Cree way of governance is the best !! this is because similarly to the Ojibwe and the Haudenosaunee, they have clans and bands. basically bands are made of multiple clans, and like clans are just yunno, extended family. each clan is unique and had their own roles as well. anyways, they also have chiefs running everything, and a grand chie... » Continue Reading

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Self-governance Entry

Category: Life

okk so i’m in an online groupchat with a bunch of other Indigenous teenagers!! it’s a great way to connect with other cultures, and i’ve learned so much !! i have 2 best friends in that groupchat, Mikom and Talise. Mikom is Ojibwe, and Talise is Haudenosaunee!! anyways we were talking about self-governance n stuff and we were comparing !! apparently the Ojibwe have like different clans, and each c... » Continue Reading

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Metis Current Events Entry

Category: Life

so like i was lookin some stuff up abt like current event and like i found out about this new bill that's being debated abt metis self governance. so basically there's this thing called the MNO self governance bill  ( MNO stands for metis nation of ontario) may be passed basically give metis people more say in their own affairs with like managing their land and resources and making their own rules... » Continue Reading

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Entry about the Constitution Act of 1982:

Category: Life

ok so today in social studies class (my favorite) we were talking about the constitution of 1982 !! it was super cool because like this document basically shows how Canada became independent. cuz the constitution was pretty much made up by the brits , so then Canada made their own !!! we were able to change and edit it, PLUS, the recognized Indigenous rights in it !! oh yeah forgot to mention that... » Continue Reading

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Metis Land Claims Entry

Category: Life

I was chatting with my mom again abt metis history and like in 1812  metis people were never formally considered aboriginal by the government so like they never had any formal laws cause like the royal proclamation only stated it was for first nations people right? So like the canadian gov wanted to scout out metis land sent survey dudes near red river so the metis people who lived in red river li... » Continue Reading

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Indian Act Entry

Category: Life

Sooo in school i was learning abt the Indian Act in school we learnt abt how first nations people had "indian status" which meant that the goverment granted status to whoever they thought counted as indigenous. Also using  indian to refer to first nations people  is a totally outdated phrase that's still used today btw (VERY LAME !! ) We also learnt abt  the residential schools and how the act cre... » Continue Reading

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Royal Proclamation Entry:

Category: Life

i was talking 2 my mom about like our history, because if i’m being honest i really don’t know a lot about my history !! because i’m part Cree and part Canadian.. anyways, so u know how the Cree is one of the largest First Nations in Canada. but like if u want specifics i’m actually Eastern Cree,, cuz they were kinda spread out across Manitoba; i can actually understand a lot of the language but i... » Continue Reading

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