Colonization in Canada

This learning module focuses on the history and present day reality of colonization in Canada. 

Topics covered include: 

  • What is Colonization? 
  • The Myth of Terra Nullius 
  • The Royal Proclamation of 1763
  • Colonialism Today
  • Methods of Colonization (Treaties, The Indian Act, the Reserve System and Residential Schools) 

The module concludes with a learning activity to help you gain a deeper understanding of treaties and the impact of legislation on the lives of Indigenous peoples. 

Click on the topics listed on the right to begin learning.