Source: Canadian Memory Fund of Canadian Culture Online, Department of Canadian Heritage, Library and Archives Canada
Focus: Secondary Students and Teachers
Summary: This Web exhibition recounts first-hand information illustrating the complex and often contentious relationship between the Canadian government and Canada’s Aboriginal people from the late 1700s to the mid-20th century.
The website presents three thematic sections with essays and selected documents about the Red and Black Series (the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs’ administrative records of Aboriginal people from 1872 to the 1950s), Treaties, Surrenders and Agreements, and Aboriginal Soldiers in the First World War. The site features searchable databases of digitized records from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and the soldiers of the First World War.