Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • 21 Things - Self-Guided Training

    • Welcome to 21 Things - Self-Guided Training

    • How to Use This Course

    • New to 21 Things?

    • To Canada...

    • ...and Reconciliation

    • Status/Non-Status

    • Interview Explanation

    • Steve Paikin Intro

  2. 2
    • 1906 to 1951

    • Thing #1 with Paikin

    • The Beginning

    • The Gradual Civilization Act

    • Chiefs' Decision-Making Powers

    • Knowledge Check

  3. 3
    • 1869 to 1985

    • Thing #2 with Paikin

    • The start of women's dissolution

    • Dishonoured, Disregarded & Dismissed

    • Knowledge Check!

    • Additional Resources:

  4. 4
    • 1876 to Present Day

    • Thing #3 with Paikin

    • Working Effectively Tip: What is a Reserve?

    • Confined to an Area

    • John A. MacDonald and his Railway

    • Knowledge Check!

    • Frequently Asked Questions

  5. 5
    • 1876 to 1985

    • Thing #4 with Paikin

    • Did You Know...

    • Not Considered People

    • Compulsory Enfranchisement

    • How it Remained

    • Knowledge Check!

  6. 6
    • 1876 to Current Version of the Indian Act

    • Things #5 with Paikin

    • Expropriate - What is it?

    • Example of Expropriation

    • Knowledge Check!

  7. 7
    • 1880 to Undetermined Time

    • Thing #6 with Paikin

    • "Easier"

    • Traditional Names

    • Creating the Indian Register

    • Working Effectively® Tip:

    • Knowledge Check!

    • Traditional Naming Practices Continue to Struggle

  8. 8
    • 1881 to 2014

    • Things #7 & 21 with Paikin

    • Proving Successful

    • Duck Lake Example

    • Left Without Options

    • Permit System Today

    • Knowledge Check!

    • Working Effectively® Tip

  9. 9
    • 1882 to Undetermined Time

    • Things #8, 9 & 18 with Paikin

    • Root of Prohibition

    • Fear of Discontent

    • Excerpt from Indian Act

    • Knowledge Check!

  10. 10
    • 1884 to Undetermined Time

    • Myth Busted!

    • Myth of the "Drunken Indian"

    • Knowledge Check!

  11. 11
    • 1884 to 1951

    • Item #10 & 14 with Paikin

    • The Potlatch Law

    • Returning Stolen Items

    • Knowledge Check!

  12. 12
    • 1885 to 1951 (Not legislated but a policy created in 1885 and abandoned in 1951)

    • Thing #11 with Paikin

    • Requesting Permission to Leave

    • Knowledge Check!

    • Additional Resources:

    • Additional Resources- Hayter Reed's involvement with the pass system on Reserves

  13. 13
    • 1886 to 1996

    • Thing #12 with Paikin

    • John A. MacDonald Quote

    • Residential Schools

    • Prime Minister's Apology

    • Pope's Apology

    • Poem

    • Knowledge Check!

    • Bonus Video: Interview with Chief Dr. Robert Joseph

  14. 14
    • Late 1880s to Early 1960s

    • Thing #13 & 19 with Paikin

    • Late 1880s to early 1960s

    • Knowledge Check!

    • Loss of History

    • Blog®: Protect Indigenous Languages

    • Working Effectively Tip®

    • Additional Information: Language Revitalization

    • Blog®: International Decade of Indigenous Languages

  15. 15
    • 1906 to 1951

    • Indigenous Relations Tip:

    • What is Cultural Appropriation?

    • Blog®: Appropriation is Disrespectful

    • Additional Resources:

    • Knowledge Check!

  16. 16
    • 1918 to 1985

    • Item #15 with Paikin

  17. 17
    • 1927 to 1951

    • Thing #16 with Paikin

    • Changed Around 1951

  18. 18
    • 1927-1951

    • Thing #17 with Paikin

    • Land Claims Cases

    • Tsilqot'in Nation v. British Columbia- Supreme Court of Canada, 2014

  19. 19
    • 1927 - Undetermined

    • Item #18 with Paikin

  20. 20
    • 1940s

    • Item # 19 with Paikin

    • Smudging

  21. 21
    • Until 1960

    • Item #20 with Paikin

    • Voting Rights for Status Indians

    • Women's Roles in Indigenous Government

    • Knowledge Check

  22. 22
    • Current Day

    • Item #21 & 7 with Paikin

    • Quote

    • Knowledge Check!

    • Has learning about the Indian Act changed some of your perceptions of Indigenous Peoples ?

  23. 23
    • White Paper of 1969

    • Red Paper

    • White Paper Rejected

  24. 24
    • What is The UN Declaration?

  25. 25
    • Updates and Resources for Current Day

  26. 26
    • So Can We Just Burn It?

    • Self-Determination

    • Self-Reliance

    • Removal of Status Membership

    • Allowing Ownership and Possession of their Lands

    • Commitment to Take Action!

  27. 27
    • Self-Government

    • Why do Indigenous Peoples Want Self-Government Back?

    • Westbank First Nation

    • Sechelt Indian Band Self-Government Act

    • Seminole Tribe of Florida

    • Additional Resources:

  28. 28
    • Self Government Timeline for Indigenous Peoples

  29. 29
    • Important Terms Surrounding the Indian Act

    • A Guide to Terminology

  30. 30
    • Step 1: Decision to be Self-Governed

    • Step 2: Statement of Intent to Be Self-Governing

    • Step 3: Write out protocol + assigning band members

  31. 31
    • But it Needs Your Commitment...

  32. 32
    • Easy Ways You Can Continue to be an Ally as We End Our Time Learning Together:

    • First Steps!

    • 21 Tips for Changing the World

    • Traveller's Guide

  33. 33
    • Let's Stay Connected!

    • Tell us what you think...

    • Survey