The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Treaty 7

 

Since the inquiry of into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirits (MMIWGT2S) opened in September 2016 a lifetime has passed for so many families. More than 1,000 families continue to search for their loved ones.

 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) set out in September 2016 to find answers into the multitude of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Since then, the inquiry has lost employees and a commissioner, leaving many victimized families and the public with few answers and a lot of questions.

Confederation took place on July 1, 1867, and since then Canada’s Indigenous people have faced and overcome a multitude of hardships, including the creation of  residential schools which saw the federal government tear children away from their families. Today, Canadians are still coming to grips with how Indigenous people have been treated in the past 150 years. Below is a timeline of events that have impacted both Canada and Indigenous people.

When curator Joanne Schmidt, found the inspiration for Glenbow’s newest Indigenous exhibit she couldn’t have imagined its’ initial rocky start or the impact it would have on the youth who were involved in the creation of the display or those that viewed the exhibit.