Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide

Activity 07Worksheet 5Ws Reading Comprehension Chart: The Indian Act Use this worksheet to support Activity 7, Analyzing the Indian Act : Continuity and Change , located on page 10 of Historica Canada’s Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide. Read the Indian Act article on The Canadian Encyclopedia and answer the following questions. What further questions do you have? __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ What? • What were the aims of the Indian Act ? • What have been the most important reforms? Who? • Who wrote the Indian Act ? • Who is governed by the Act? Who is not? When? • When was the Indian Act written? • When has it been amended? Where? • Who owns reserve lands? • Who can live on reserve lands? • How can people who live on reserves use the land? Why? • Why was the Act created? • Why did it get amended at different times?