HIST3374Native People and the State: From the Indian Act to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People (O)3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines the complex relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian state from the mid-1800s to the present. Emphasizes Canadian attempts to assimilate Aboriginal peoples and the means by which Aboriginal peoples have resisted these measures and sought to preserve their collective identities. Topics include: the Indian Act, residential schools, the rise of native political organizations, and the quest for Aboriginal rights and self-government.