Show News July 15, 2011
The State Of Aboriginal Land Claims

"Land: the greatest misunderstanding between Aboriginal Peoples and governments throughout Canadian history."

CBC News has put together a special report that explores the context and discussions between governments and aboriginal communities on the issue of land claims spanning more than 200 years. They've created an interactive virtual lesson that serves as a crash course on historical treaties (1760 - 1923), contemporary treaties (1977 - 2011), and comprehensive claims dating back to 1974.

In the interactive maps, you'll be guided through slideshows of community case studies, key historical dates, how claims are submitted and negotiated, land rights (as defined by judges) set in the Constitution, seven headline-making cases, background on specific land claims, and much more.

You can view it here. It's definitely worth the look.



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