Population in Canada is changing!
Discuss- Why? How?
The Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan have inhabited this region for approximately 11,000 years, during which time they established self-sustaining societies. Contact with Europeans brought with it external cultural and economic forces that would dramatically affect the lives of Aboriginal people; their story has been one of adaptation and survival.
During the 235 years of fur trade contact (1670-1905), challenges included devastating epidemics and depletion of wildlife resources; after Canadian annexation of the North-West Territories, Aboriginal people were subjected to government policies that sought to erode their identity and rights. Today, they are recovering many of their rights, rebuilding their societies, and seeking to play a meaningful role in contemporary Canada. (www.gov.sk.ca)
Read the article.
Comment on this blog post and answer the questions below:
This will be marked over the weekend!
1) Explain the following quote from the article:
“In absolute numbers, Saskatchewan currently ranks fifth for the province having the largest number of Aboriginal residents; however, proportionate to the total provincial population it is ranked first or second (comparable to Manitoba).”
What does this mean? ( /4 marks)
2) What does Saskatchewan need to do to best prepare for an influx of Aboriginal people to best suite the needs of all Saskatchewan residents? (HINT: Think programming, education, structurally and beyond. Try come up with 3 big ideas.)
( /6 marks)
3) Watch the following video to see the future plans for Saskatchewan.
Write 6 key points that Premier Brad Wall and his party have planned for the future.
Then write a sentence underneath each as to whether or not YOU feel it will work and what needs to be done to make it work.
You can do some research to support your responses here.
( /12 marks)
Total of ( /22 marks)
Saskatchewan Party Platform