National Indigenous Peoples Day History and Trivia Quiz of 2020
- EFN Staff
Welcome to the National Indigenous Peoples Day History and Trivia Quiz of 2020. Below you will find 25 questions to tickle your memory and challenge your historical knowledge. Grab a friend, get a pencil, and settle in for a bit of a think. We hope you enjoy the journey. Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day and History Month!
1. What year was APTN created?
1997, 1999, 2005, 2009
2. When was the first edition of Eagle Feather News published?
March 1996, March 2000, March 1998, March 2005
3. This Anishinaabe artist created the Woodland School of Art.
Darren Gowan, Norval Morriseau, Bob the Painter, Picasso
4. What First Nation has the largest population in Canada with over 21,000 citizens? Six Nations of The Grand River, Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Maskwacis, West Bank First Nation
5. What First Nation has the largest population in Saskatchewan with over 10,000 citizens?
Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Cowessess First Nation, Little Black Bear First Nation
6. How many Indigenous people do they estimate lived in what is now known as Canada in the year 1200?
100,000, 1 million, 4 million, 10-15 million
7. Henry Kelsey is rumoured to be the first European to see Saskatchewan. What year was it?
1494, 1690, 1725, 1753
8. What is the anniversary date of First Nations receiving the right to vote?
May 31, 1948; May 31, 1960; May 31, 1982; May 31, 1945
9. What Métis academic and activist wrote We are the New Nation: The Metis and National Native Policy and The Forgotten People: Metis and Non-Status Indian Land Claims.
Wayne McKenzie, Howard Adams, Harry Daniels, Clement Chartier
10. From 1895-1927, what percentage of land was removed from reserve status by the Government of Canada?
half, one-quarter, one-third, two-thirds
11. This Métis warrior first fought at the Battle of Grand Coteau, defending a Métis encampment against a large Dakota war party. He was 13.
Isadore Dumont, Gabriel Dumont, Cuthbert Grant, John Lagimodiere
12. “This is our land, it isn’t a piece of pemmican to be cut off and given in little pieces back to us. It is ours and we will take what we want.” What Cree leader said this at Treaty 6 when the concept of reserves was brought forth.
Chief Big Bear, Chief Beardy, Chief Mistawasis, Chief Poundmaker
13. On 31 March 1958, the Department of Indian Affairs enfranchised this entire First Nation, meaning that they lost their legal rights as status Indians in exchange for other rights, such as voting. The band was to serve as a model for group Indigenous enfranchisement. Over 750 members got their status back with amendments to the Indian Act in 1985.
The Michel Callihoo Band, Running River First Nation, Far Mountain First Nation, The Dave Smith Band
14. If a 6.2 Status person and a non-status person have a baby together, what is the legal status of that baby?
Métis, Non-status Indian, Status Indian, Inuit
15. This woman helped found the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada and the Native Access to Nursing Program at the U of S. A Canadian Coast Guard Ice breaker ship is now named after her.
Anita Desjarlais, Sandy Renaud, Betty-May Callingbird, Jean Cuthand-Goodwill
16. This Piapot pitcher and super athlete received the Tom Longboat Medal for the best Indian Athlete in Saskatchewan in 1951 and in 1960 for the best Indian Athlete in Canada.
Wavell Star, Art Obey, Allan Decoteau, Brian Sparrow
17. This organization, pride of the Métis community, officially opened on Monday October 27, 1980.
MACSI, METSI, GDI, CCDF
18. Due to increased number of Euro-Canadians in the area in the early 1870’s, this Chief once blockaded the Carlton Trail and charged a toll for the right to pass Duck Lake on to Fort Carlton, Pitt and Edmonton.
Chief Beardy, Chief One Arrow, Chief John Smith, Chief Okemasis
19. This Métis treaty commissioner and interpreter was reported to be short and nearly three hundred pounds but was strong and an excellent horseman.
David Chartier, Franklin Dumont, James McKay, Claude Desjardins
20. This esteemed playwright penned “Café Daughter” and “In Care”.
Drew Hayden-Taylor, Kenneth T. Williams, Curtis Peeteetuce, Tomson Highway
21. Who was the Chief of the Cowessess First Nation at the time of treaty?
Chief Little Child, Chief Delorme, Chief Lerat, Chief Desjarlais
22. Treaty 4 covers almost this many square kilometers.
150,000, 25,000, 130,000, 200,000
23. In Treaty 4, each reserve was guaranteed up to $750 annually to buy what? Horses, ammunition, and twine, Hudson’s Bay blankets, lard and flour
24. This Treaty, following the Battle of Seven Oaks where modern day Winnipeg is, was signed in 1817 and saw the settlers assigned to a reserve, with the Indigenous community controlling the rest of the area.
The Red River Treaty, The Winnipeg Agreement, Selkirk Treaty, Bombers stink
25. This gentleman led the Métis at the Battle of Seven Oaks.
Cuthbert Grant, Marcel Petit, David Morin, Dave McKenzie
Thanks for taking the quiz. If those questions tickled your history bone and you want more tickling, check out your local library. They have reading for reconciliation section and tons of info.
We also want to thank our sources for this quiz.
- Treaty Promises: Indian Reality, Life on a Reserve by Harold Lerat with Linda Ungar.
- An Institute of Our Own: A History of the Gabriel Dumont Institute by Lisa Bird-Wilson.
- Bounty and Benevolence: A History of Saskatchewan Treaties by J. Ray, Jim Miller and Frank Tough.
- No Surrender: The Land Remains Indigenous by Sheldon Krasowski.
- Also the websites of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, the Canadian Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan.
2. March 1998
3. Norval Morrisseau
4. Six Nations of The Grand River
5. Lac La Ronge Indian Band
6. 10-15 Million!
7. 1690. Long time ago!
8. May 31, 1960 thanks to P.M Diefenbaker
9. Harry Daniels
10. One-third of reserve land was lost
11. Gabriel Dumont
12. Chief Poundmaker
13. The Michel Callihoo Band
14. Non-Status Indian
15. Jean Cuthand-Goodwill
16. Art Obey
17. GDI Gabriel Dumont Institute
18. Chief Beardy
19. James McKay
20. Kenneth T. Williams
21. Chief Little Child
22. 130,000 square kilometres
23. Ammunition and Twine
24. Selkirk Treaty
25. Cuthbert Grant