The Calder case about the Niska people. Argued no treaty so they had Aboriginal title to the BC land. Crown: settlement extinguished title.
Millions lived in North America hundreds of years ago, but settlers viewed it as empty.
By 1867, only 150000 indigenous people remained alive in Canada.
Our country must face and address tough issues at all levels of government.
Largest Aboriginal population is in Toronto says Bob Rae.
Dynamic in the country is changing. Assimilation and powerlessness have failed.
Churches given the job of “throwing kids into the deep end, seeing who could swim”. #residentialSchools “it’s not a pretty picture”