The first residential schools are established and are officially approved by the government.
A department of Indian affairs is made by the Canadian government, for running the school system and reports.
1880 - 1996
Many residential schools, about 150 operate in Canada. The last one closed in 1996.
A Demand and Rejection
The First Nations send an application to King Henery II, demanding that the Privy Council determine the aboriginal title. The request was denied.
Tried and Blocked
The Indian Act tries to make it illegal for aboriginal people to raise money or obtain lawyers/land, but thankfully, is stopped by the effective political court.
Only 15 residential schools are open in Canada by now, attended by Aboriginal students. The evaluations of the schools and whether to use them or not are being made.
Cheif Joe Mathias signs an agreement with the federal and B.C governments on behalf of the original. This established a new process for negotiating treaties with First Nations.
The federal government issues a statement stating a resolution amending the pain and suffering of residential schools to the aboriginal. They issue 350 million dollars to the Abgroinal Healing Foundation.
Stephen Harper, our former prime minister apologies to First Nations with a memorable speech and declarations.
The government launches an Indian Residential Schools Truth and Recolantion Commissions.