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Believed that the Aboriginal leaders who signed these treaties on behalf of their people didn’t fully understand what they were signing
Until 1951, the Indian Act of Canada forbade Aboriginal persons from attending university unless they voluntarily relinquished their status as an Indian under a process called enfranchisement. (The Indian Act, 1876)
is the growing global phenomenon that is creating greater distance between those having access to information and communications technology (ICT) and those who do not due to geographical and social isolation, poverty and political factors (AISR, 2006; Brescia & Daily, 2007; CBNC, 2006; Hunt, 2001; Miller, 2006)
Employment statistics for the global Indigenous population indicate that as employment skill requirements reflect the growing technology trends of the global market, the gap will widen between those with technology and those without; imposing a significant threat to under-skilled Indigenous people who will be excluded from new economic and employment opportunities (Greenall & Loizides, 2001; Miller, 2006)