The Adoption of Canada into the long house of many nations — the true reason why June 21 was selected National Aboriginal Day.
- December 28, 2016
Many people just beginning to understand the episode in Canadian History known as the residential schools era may wonder, how did parents react when their son or daughter begged them not to send them back into the abuse that institution promised them. The first thing to know is that Indian children were gathered up likeREAD MORE
BRANTFORD – The debate over whether certain Six Nation lands in Brantford were legitimately surrendered for sale or lease has brought polarized opinions, but what were the terms of those transactions as agreed to between John Brant on behalf of the Six Nations Chiefs and the Crown? That is where to begin. There were termsREAD MORE
From Canadian Archives The following is a manuscript originally hand written but later typed and rechecked by government typists before being filed in the Canadian Archives in Ottawa. In reading old documents there are a few hints to help understand the intent. For reasons we are still trying to understand, there is a government styleREAD MORE
The residential school system was a terrible period of time in Canada’s history and a lot of people are now becoming aware of it. But there was a time when even Joseph Brant might have approved of the results of educating his people. Although the objective was always the same — total assimilation and theREAD MORE
BRANTFORD – Joseph Brant has been accused of selling off land for his own enrichment, usually by people who have no historical anchor to attach the accusation to. By meticulously going through the Canadian Archives, it becomes clear that between 1784 and the death of Joseph Brant in 1807, deeds of sale do exist forREAD MORE
Great acts of heroism by First Nations soldiers over 200 years ago helped paved the way to Canadian Confederation in 1867. Without their sacrifices during the War of 1812, Canada would be a very different place says Dr. Carl Benn professor of history at Ryerson University. “After studying the War of 1812 for over 40READ MORE