8 End-of-Chapter Questions
- Why did the federal and provincial governments decide to start entering treaty negotiations in the 1990s via the BC Treaty Commission?
- What does it mean when the Numbered Treaties were negotiated on the “extinguishment model”? How are the modern treaties negotiated differently?
- What is the difference between the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action?
Gurpreet is an exchange student from the Punjab region of India. It’s her intention to study business administration in British Columbia while working under a work permit. Afterwards, she would like to stay in Canada and open her own business.
She hears a lot about the treatment of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Being from a former British colony, she’s neither unfamiliar with nor unsympathetic to the harms of colonialism. However, she just wants to do business in Canada and is a touch puzzled why this history is coming up in the context of a business course. How could this history possibly affect her dealings in her everyday life or her business?
- How would you respond to Gurpreet?
- There are numerous government programs available to encourage Indigenous entrepreneurship and skills training for private employers. Use a search engine to look for skills training programs or entrepreneurship grants in your area and describe how a local employer may use them.