Dawson Indian Act

Main

The Gradual Civilization Act

1857

The Gradual Civilization Act has began.

Gradual Enfranchisement Act Starts

1869

The Gradual Enfranchisement Act was to give up there treaty's.

New Process For LeaderShip

1869

The government introduced the voting system for chief and council.

The Indian Act started

1876

The Indian Act was put into place.

Contemporary Indian Act

1876

The Indian Act continues to exist today as a piece of Canadian federal legislation.

Administrative Powers

1880

By 1880 the department of Indian Affairs was created to administer the Government of Canada's responsibilities under the Indian Act.

Cultural Heritage

1884

First Nations were punished from dancing.

Cultural Heritage

1889

First Nations were banned from participating in the First Nations spiritual ceremonies.

INdustrial / Residential Schools

1894

First Nations parents were fined or jailed if they did not send there child to Residential Schools.

Conclusion

1951

The amendments removed dancing and ceremonies against the government .