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2020

1492 LAND BACK LANE

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Bill C-230 (An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to assess, prevent and address environmental racism and to advance environmental justice) was introduced as a private member’s bill for its first reading in the House of Commons by MP Lenore Zann on February 26, 2020.

1492 Land Back Lane refers to a site of protest in what is currently Caledonia, Ontario where land defenders successfully prevented a housing development on unceded Six Nations territory.

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2020

BILL C-230

2015

LONG-TERM DRINKING WATER ADVISORIES ACROSS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

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In 2015, the federal government had made a promise to lift all long-term water advisories in Indigenous communities by March 2021.

“Chemical Valley” refers to the region located at the southernmost tip of Lake Huron on the border of Ontario and Michigan, encompassing Sarnia and the Aamjiwnaang First Nation.

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2005

AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION
(“CHEMICAL VALLEY”)

 
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1982

UNDRIP

The ‘United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ (UNDRIP) focuses on the most important concerns that affect Indigenous communities.

 
 

In 1857, The Gradual Civilization Act was passed in what is currently Canada in an attempt to assimilate Indigenous peoples into settler society by means of enfranchisement.

1857

GRADUAL CIVILIZATION ACT

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1848

AFRICVILLE

Established in the 1840s, Africville was a predominantly Black community in the north end of what is currently Halifax, Nova Scotia.