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1492 LAND BACK LANE
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.
LONG-TERM DRINKING WATER ADVISORIES ACROSS INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
“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.
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.
In 2015, the federal government had made a promise to lift all long-term water advisories in Indigenous communities by March 2021.
AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION
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.
GRADUAL CIVILIZATION ACT
Established in the 1840s, Africville was a predominantly Black community in the north end of what is currently Halifax, Nova Scotia.