Chapter 4 – Yukon First Nations’ Relationship with Newcomers

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the significance of the Royal Proclamation on Indigenous peoples’ land rights in Canada.
  • Explain the significance of the 1969 White Paper: Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy.
  • Identify Indigenous population figures for Yukon, prior to, and after colonization.
  • Critically evaluate the emergence of the early Yukon fur and whaling trade.
  • Describe the role of Indigenous peoples during the 19th-century gold rushes.
  • Identify and explain the consequences of having missionaries, and the residential and day school systems, in Yukon.
  • Explain the difference between big-game provisioning hunting and sport hunting in the early 20th century and how this affected Indigenous peoples.
  • Identify and explain the consequences of Federal Government imposed policies on the traditional lifeways of Yukon’s Indigenous communities.
  • Explain the consequences of the building of the Alaska Highway on Indigenous communities.
  • Describe the emergence of the land claim movement in Yukon.
  • Identify some current historians and historical archaeologists and their collaborators.

 

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ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon's First Peoples by Victoria Elena Castillo, Christine Schreyer, and Tosh Southwick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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