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Timeline

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1914-1918
More than 3,500 Aboriginal People fight in WWI under Canada’s Expeditionary Force

1917
National Hockey League established

1920
All Canadian women gain the right to vote; Aboriginal People living on reserves are not allowed to vote

James Brady, Metis, while in Holland

1939-1944
More than 6,000 Aboriginal People volunteer to serve in WWII

1950
Inuit gain the right to vote

1951
Revisions to the Indian Act; potlatch ban is lifted

1961
National Indian Council is formed to promote unity amongst Aboriginal People; it is superceded by the National Indian Brotherhood in 1968

1962
Aboriginal People living on reserves gain the right to vote in federal elections

Picture of the Canadian Flag

1965
Red maple leaf design officially becomes Canada’s new national flag

1969
White Paper

1973
Aboriginal People regain control over education; end of the Residential School period

1982
New constitution recognizes the existence of Aboriginal rights but does not define them

1985
Bill C-31

Picture of the territory of Nunavut

1990
Elijah Harper stops Meech Lake Accord and the Oka Crisis errupts in Quebec

1999
Nunavut formed as Canada’s third Territory

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