Although Canada has a reputation for peacekeeping and protecting human rights, we have violated human rights as well.
1. Browse the list below and choose a human rights violation that interests you. You are welcome to propose one not on the list. There are 17 choices below. There may be only one person/group per topic.
2. Please leave a comment below telling me what topic you have chosen and who (if anyone) you will be working with. You may work solo or in groups of 2 or 3.
The Big Strike: Vancouver Coal Miners in the early 1900s EAMON
The Railway Builders: Chinese in BC 1881-1885
Immigration Discrimination: Chinese Head Tax, Continuous Passage Act and the Komagata Maru incident
Asiatic Exclusion League & Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver
Canada’s Concentration Camps: World War II treatment of Japanese Canadians KELLY, MARSHALL, JOSH
Canada’s Concentration Camps: World War I treatment of Ukrainian Canadians FRASER
First Nation Peoples
War or Murder? Tsilhqot’in Uprising in BC (1864) WYATT & RYLIE
Aboriginal Assimilation: The Gradual Civilization Act (1857) and Residential Schools (1884-1996) SHAYLA & KAYLA
Banning of Potlatch Ceremonies in BC (1884) DANI
Slaughter of the Bison DYLAN
Cold War forced relocation of Inuit (1953)
Mentally and Physically Disabled Canadians
Compulsory sterilization in BC and Alberta (1920s to 1970s) ASHLEE
British Columbia’s “Island of Death”: D’Arcy Island Leper Colony LYANDRA, JANELLE, JEN
The Indian Act and First Nations Women NOLAN
Women’s Right to Education & Equal Wage (1867-present) DREW & PHYLLIS
Women’s Right to Vote (1867-present) NICOLE
The Right to Vote (an overview of which groups of Canadians had the right to vote, when and why) Nicola