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Canada History Week

Questions

1:  Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Indigenous peoples.  Name them.

2:  Approximately what percentage of Canada’s population identifies as Indigenous?

3:  The word Inuit, in the Inuit language of Inuktut means?

4:  Who is the first Indigenous Governor General of Canada?

5:  This Canadian born singer and Indigenous advocate was recently honoured with a commemorative stamp by Canada Post.

6:  This Indigenous Senator was Chair of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

7:  Name the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers.

8:  Which animals represent each of those?

9:  Newmarket and Aurora are situated on the traditional lands of which First Nations Groups?

10:  Since 1975, Canada has signed a number of modern-day treaties or comprehensive land claims with Indigenous groups.  How many have been signed?

Answers

  1. Inuit, Métis and First Nations
  2. 5%
  3. The People
  4. Mary Simon
  5. Buffy Sainte-Marie
  6. Senator Murray Sinclair
  7. Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, Truth
  8. Wisdom – Beaver, Love- Eagle, Respect – Buffalo, Truth – Turtle, Courage – Bear, Humility –Wolf, Honesty – Sage (A Giant who walked among the people)
  9. Territories of The Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek
  10. 25
Tony Van Bynen

Member of Parliament for
Newmarket—Aurora

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