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Native land claims, now and then

It's a battle over the land and its resources. The fight has taken place on the land, in the courts and in the media. When government and native groups signed treaty agreements over a century ago, neither side imagined the repercussions. Canada's native people say treaties have been ignored and their rights — from logging trees to fishing eels — have been limited. In the 1980s, frustration grew and failed negotiations turned into roadblocks and deadly confrontation.

Quarterly Report examines the last of the great treaties in 1921, and the ways native people fight to get treaty recognition in 1978.
Medium: Television
Program: Quarterly Report
Broadcast Date: Sept. 10, 1978
Guest(s):
Host: Barbara Frum
Duration: 1:20

Last updated: January 18, 2013

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