By the 1970's and 80's, whether settler Canada understood it or not, the reality was that generations of Indigenous people had attended and/or been scarred by the residential school system. Traditional gender roles and ways of life had been flipped on their heads. As more indigenous folks moved into urban areas, they were bumping up against Canada's political and legal structures in new ways. In this episode, we learn about pre-existing Indigeous political structures and the role of Indigenous leaders in patriating the Canadian constitution. We see the birth of important indigenous activism, known as Red Power, and the ways that activism is evolving today.
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