National Aboriginal Day Quiz
- EFN Staff | June 21, 2017
Scroll to the bottom for the answer key!
1) Who was likely the first person to speak Swampy Cree in the Saskatchewan Legislature?
- Brain Duck
- Keith Goulet
- Doyle Vermette
- Buckley Belanger
2) This jerk is credited with creating the residential schools and has a very important building named after him in Ottawa.
- Duncan Campbell Scott
- General Middleton
- Sir Hector-Louis Langevin
- Frank Parliament
3) What year did the first residential school open in Saskatchewan?
4) Between 1750 and 1821, how many beaver pelts did it take to trade for a rifle?
5) How many Calls to Action did the Truth and Reconciliation Commission create following their investigation into residential schools?
6) How many Calls to Action are tied to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People?
7) How many First Nations men were hanged in Battleford in 1885 in what is Canada’s largest mass execution for their association with the Massacre at Frog Lake?
8) Even though they couldn’t vote and didn’t have to fight, how many First Nation men enlisted and fought in WWI?
- About 500
- About 107
9) This person is the first Indigenous person to sit on the national board of Habitat for Humanity.
- Kim Jonathan
- Perry Bellegarde
- Sean Atleo
- Pamela Palmeter
10) The economic gap between Indigenous people in Saskatchewan and other Canadians costs Saskatchewan how much yearly in lost economic impact?
- $1,000,000 (million)
- $0 (zilch)
- $1,000,000,000 (billion)
11) After the Métis resistance at Batoche, how many First Nation reserves were identified as ‘disloyal’ to the Crown?
12) This once deemed ‘rebellion band’ launched a specific claim over lost Treaty Annuities post Riel Resistance and recently received over $4 million in a settlement.
- Beardy’s and Okemasis
- Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
- One Arrow First Nation
- Black Lake First Nation
13) Louis Riel went to Montreal to study to be a priest but after his father’s death, he dropped out and enrolled in what type of college?
14) In 1914, this Métis gentleman became the first Indigenous judge in the Saskatchewan Supreme Court.
- Gerald Morin
- Barry Senger
- James McKay
- David Kingfisher
15) This year we lost this beloved author, former Eagle Feather News columnist and visionary behind Keeper’n’Me and Medicine Walk amongst others.
16) What year was the National Indian Brotherhood formed?
17) This former National Chief is now entering the world of medical marijuana.
- Phil Fontaine
- Ovide Mercredi
- Shawn A-in-chut Atleo
- Mathew Coon Come
18) What Peepeekisis leader was the first National Chief of the now named Assembly of First Nations in 1968.
19) In 1926, First Nation people were at the lowest percentage of the population ever. Today we are about 18%, what were we then?
20) What percent of kindergarten students in Saskatchewan in 2017 are of Indigenous descent?
21) In the 1940’s the Green Lake Experiment saw Métis people forcibly relocated and trained to be what?
- School teachers
- Subsistence farmers
22) What two schools in Saskatoon are seen as Métis cultural schools?
23) This former President of the Métis National Council just keeps on winning elections.
24) This Olympian of Red Pheasant Reserve, was one of the best distance runners in Canada in the 20th century.
Alex Wuttunee Decoteau (1887-1917)
25) This hero from Ochapowace First Nation is destined for greatness with the Oilers in the NHL.
- Courage Bear
- John Bear
- Ethan Bear
- Dave Bear
26) This Canadian writer of Three Day Road became the flash point of cultural appropriation in 2017.
- John Ralston Saul
- Yann Martel
- Rudy Weibe
- Joseph Boyden
27) This author of the award-winning poetry book on residential schools “Burning in this Midnight Dream” was also Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate in 2006.
- Louise Bernice Halfe
- Rita Bouvier
- Greg Scofield
- Greg Lundy
28) This Saskatchewan First Nation is expecting to be self governing by 2020.
- Thunderchild First Nation
- Whitecap Dakota First Nation
- White Bear First Nation
- Kawacatoose First Nation
29) This media star of 8th Fire and author of The Reason You Walk is now leader of the Manitoba NDP.
- John Lagimodiere
- Don Kelly
- Wab Kinew
- Ryan McMahon
30) This role model and Mrs Universe 2015 almost won the Amazing Race Canada in 2016!
- Pamela Palmeter
- Candy Palmeter
- Jodi Raybould Wilson
- Ashley Callingbull
31) What Saskatoon Institution played host to a challenge of the Amazing Race Canada?
- The Mendel Art gallery
- SaskTel Centre
- Penguin Park
Answers: 1) 2; 2) 3; 3) 1; 4) 4; 5) 3; 6) 1; 7) 4; 8) 2; 9) 1; 10) 3; 11) 4; 12) 1; 13) 2; 14) 3; 15) Richard Wagamese; 16) 4; 17)1; 18) Walter Dieter; 19) 1; 20) 2; 21) 3; 22) Westmount and St. Michael Community Schools; 23) Gerald Morin; 24) Alex Wuttunee Decoteau (1887-1917); 25) 3; 26) 4; 27) 1; 28) 2; 29) 3; 30) 4; 31) 2.