Indians in Canada

Canadian Indians have stood by Canada’s side through the many wars Canada has fought including the war of 1812, World War 1 and World War 2.   Their spirit is a part of this beautiful land of Canada we call home.

Candian Indian

Indian Status Card

Status Indians are provided with special benefits including reduced taxes, education, housing and Health Care. They deserve these privileges. In truth, the Indians were here first and have shared the land with us. Let us treat them with respect and thank them for what they have done for us and Canada.
See this page for information about becoming/maintaining Indian Status within Canada.

When all is said and done we have wronged these people who are true Canadians.  We have not stood by them. Residential Schools or Indian Schools were set up across our land to “take the Indian out of the child”.  Let us facilitate the healing, by helping and respecting these first people of Canada or  “First Nations”.

Young Canada with mighty force sweeps on
To gain in power and strength, before the dawn
That brings another era; when the sun
Shall rise again, but only shine upon
Her Indian graves, and Indian memories.
For as the carmine in the twilight skies
Will fade as night comes on, so fades the race
That unto Might and therefore Right gives place,
And as white clouds float hurriedly and high
Across the crimson of a sunset sky,
Although their depths are foamy as the snow,
Their beauty lies in their vermillion glow,
So Canada, thy plumes were hardly won
Without allegiance from thy Indian son,
Thy glories, like the cloud enhance their charm
With red reflections from the Mohawk’s arm.
Then meet we as one common Brotherhood,
In peace and love, with purpose understood—
To lift a lasting tribute to the name
Of Brant—who linked his own, with Britain’s fame,
Who bade his people leave their valley home,
Where nature in her fairest aspect shone,
Where rolls the Mohawk river, and the land
Is blessed with every good from Heaven’s hand,
To sweep the tide of home affections back
And love the land where waves the Union Jack.
What though that home no longer ours! To-day
The Six Red Nations have their Canada,
And rest we here, no cause for us to rise
To seek protection under other skies,
Encircling us an arm both true and brave
Extends from far across the great Salt wave,
Though but a woman’s hand ’tis firm and strong
Enough to guard us from all fear of wrong,
A hand on which all British subjects lean—
The loving hand of England’s Noble Queen.

by Emily Pauline Johnson

Pauline Johnson Poet

Pauline Johnson Plaque

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