White Paper | Red Paper: Debating Indian Policy, 1969-1970

Discussion Questions

  1. When reading the White Paper and the Red Paper, what stood out to you as the most significant differences between these two documents?
  2. Why did the Indian Chiefs of Alberta object to the White Paper?
  3. What led the Canadian government to develop the White Paper?
  4. How does the White Paper and the Red Paper define or characterize citizenship?
  5. Leon Crane Bear describes the Red Paper as an act of resistance. Do you agree? Why or why not?