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NAHM Factoids – Did You Know?
March 19, 1885 - Gabriel Dumont is chosen to head the new armed forces of the Riel Government.

1869-70 - Louis Riel heads a provisional government, which negotiates the Manitoba Act, establishing Manitoba as a province and providing protection for French language rights.

March 10, 1960 - Indian people are given the legal right to vote.

Founded 1971 - Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national voice of Canada’s 45,000 Inuit, is founded.

June 12, 1990- Elijah Harper holds up an eagle feather for strength in the Manitoba Legislature and votes no to the Meech Lake Accord. The Accord did not guarantee rights to Aboriginal peoples.

June 21, 1996 - The first official National Aboriginal Day is celebrated across Canada.

April 1, 1999 - The Territory of Nunavut is created.

June 1, 2007- RAPA officially declares the month of June as Aboriginal History Month.

June 11, 2007- RAPA is successful in its campaign to seek official provincial recognition of June as Aboriginal History Month.

June 12, 2007 - RAPA receives notice that a Member of Parliament Jean Crowder-Nanaimo-Cowichan put forth a motion in the House of Commons to have June officially designated throughout Canada.

June 4, 2009 - The House of Commons officially accepts the motion to recognize and celebrate the month.

 

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