Native History Quiz

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1. 1.In 1910 in World War 1 over 3500 First Nations persons enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, this represented 35 per cent of the Native Male population of military age. What happened to those who returned.

They were greeted with much joy by the population at large
They were given a hero's welcome
While they were now Canadian citizens, they lost their Indian status, and the right to live and be buried on reserve.
They were given grants to attend school and a pension

Reference: World War I Indian Veterans

2. In 1920 Duncan C Scott made it mandatory for Indian Children (7-15 years) to do what?

Attend school.
Stay with their parents
Learn English
Marry

Reference: Duncan C. Scott

3. August 21st 1970 a Secwepemc Leader was elected as President of the National Indian Brotherhood (NIB)?

Mary Thomas
George Manuel
Manny Jules
Nathan Matthew

Reference: National Indian Brotherhood

4. In 1931 to 1932 a very important group representing First Nations people in BC was formed. That group was called?

BC Association of Non Status Indians
Native Brotherhood of British Columbia
White Buffalo Nations
North American Indian Association

Reference: First Nations Group

5. What Canadian Prime Minister was responsible for helping Indians get the right to vote in 1960 without giving up their treaty rights?

Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Lester Pearson
Jean Cretian
John Diefenbaker

Reference: Right to Vote

6. In 1969 the Liberal Government under Trudeau's White paper asserted what?

That aboriginal persons could own land.
That all reserves in Canada should be enlarged.
That Aboriginal title did not exist.
That there should be an equatable sharing of resources.

Reference: The White Paper

7. In 1984 what important Kamloops resident was appointed to the senate?

John Jules
Manny Jules
Len Marchand
Bonnie Leonard

Reference: First Aboriginal appointed to the Senate.

8. In  2006 The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a declaration to protect the rights of indigenous peoples around the world, including their claims on land and resources. By a 30-2 vote, the council approved the declaration that said indigenous people should be free from discrimination and that they have a right "to consider themselves different and to be respected as such."  What two countries voted against the declaration.

the United States and Cuba
Australia and France
Canada and Russia
the United States and Cuba

Reference: Who voted against the declaration to protect the rights of indigenous peoples around the world.

9. In 1763 King George issued a Royal Proclamation which:

Created Manitoba
Send out colonists to British Columbia
Gave his armies permission to invade Quebec
Recognized aboriginal title and rights to land

Reference: Royal Proclamation

10. 1862-63 a disease almost wipes out the Secwepemc Nation. Six reserves are left with only a few members who relocate to neighboring Bands in order to survive. That disease was:

Smallpox
Asian Flu
Measles
Huntingtons