Take our annual National Indigenous Peoples Day history and trivia quiz
- EFN Staff | June 21, 2018
1. How many First Nations were deemed “Rebellion Bands” after the 1885 Resistance at Batoche?
2. Which First Nation received a settlement of $4.5 million in 2015 for Treaty annuities that were withheld after the Resistance.
a. Beardy’s and Okemasis
b. Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
c. Lac La Ronge Indian Band
d. One Arrow First Nation
3. What jerk face said the following in 1887. “The great aim of our legislation has been to do away with the tribal system and assimilate the Indian people in all respects with the other inhabitants of the Dominion as speedily as they are fit to change.”
a. Duncan Campbell Scott
b. John A. Macdonald
c. Laura Secord
d. John G Diefenbaker
4. This person is credited with starting the Association of Indians of Saskatchewan in 1944
a. David Fieldhouse
b. Alex Smith
c. Frank Bellegarde
d. Joseph Dreaver
5. This man was the Premier of Saskatchewan when the CCF introduced the Green Lake Experiment for Métis road allowance families.
a. Tommy Douglas
b. Alan Blakeney
c. Russ Thatcher
d. Thomas Walter Scott
6. This Prime Minister was famously quoted as saying the following after the hanging of Louis Riel in November of 1885. “"He shall die though every dog in Quebec bark in his favour."
a. Wilfred Laurier
b. John A Macdonald
c. Alexander McKenzie
d. Charles Tupper
7. Legendary WWII soldier David Greyeyes received the Greek Military Cross for his heroics. Where is he from?
a. Fond du Lac First Nation
b. Little Black Bear First Nation
c. Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
d. Mistawasis First Nation
8. Métis trapper Joseph McGillivray of Cumberland House helped capture what notorious German leader near the end of WWII?
a. Hertgut Schlimhiener
b. Adolph Hitler
c. Max Goering
d. Kurt Meyer
9. What was the name of the First Nation actor who played Jesse Jim on the Canadian television classic, the Beachcombers?
a. Chief Dan George
b. Graham Greene
c. Thompson Highway
d. Pat John
10. Name the oldest living First Nation female war veteran in Saskatchewan.
11. This gentleman just received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and has served at almost every level of First Nation leadership. Hint. He’s from Little Black Bear.
12. When the Treaty Land Entitlement Agreement was signed in 1992, how much of Saskatchewan was covered by reserve land?
13. Now that Treaty Land Entitlement has seen lots of land bought back, how much of Saskatchewan is covered by reserve today?
14. What year did the Métis Society of Saskatchewan become the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan?
15. After contact was made with European settlers, epidemics were the single largest killer of First Nations. The most lethal was smallpox. In 1780, 1819, 1838 and 1876, sickness killed over what percent of the population each time.
16. What Federal minister of the interior said the following, the year before Treaty 10 was introduced in the House of Commons in 1907?
“If it becomes a question between the Indians and the whites, the interests of the whites will have to be provided for.”
a. John A Macdonald
b. Edgar Dewdney
c. Frank Oliver
d. Hayter Reed
17. Because of starvation and disease, the Indigenous population of Saskatchewan dropped how much between 1881 and 1916?
a. 500 people
b. 4000 people
c. 1000 people
d. 6000 people
18. This Métis activist wrote Tortured People.
a. Howard Adams
b. Harry Daniels
c. Jim Sinclair
d. Malcolm Norris
19. This doctor was a whistleblower on the federal governments appalling lack of investment in Indian Residential schools from 1903-1910. What is this unsung hero’s name?
a. Dr Seuss
b. Dr. Zhivago
c. Dr P.H. Bryce
d. Dr Phil
20. In 1897, five Indians from Thunderchild were arrested for doing what?
b. Selling their crops without a permit
d. Holding a ‘give away dance’
Answers: 1-c. 2-a. 3-b. 4-d. 5-a. 6-b. 7-c. 8-d. 9-d. 10-Virginia Pechawis. 11 Perry Bellegarde. 12-b. 13-a. 14-c. 15-d. 16-c. 17-b. 18-a. 19-c. 20.d