Canada: THE DOMINION: White Man's Burden

Canada's policy towards her Indians was laid down 68 years ago. It was a simple policy: shove them off on reservations as wards of the government. As dutiful a guardian as its neighbor to the south, the government fed & clothed its wards and looked after their health. But the red men remained a race apart, with the rights of second-class citizens.

Last week a parliamentary committee proposed a new deal for Canada's 126,000 Indians. The gist of it: make the Indian a Canadian. Specifically, the committee proposed to give the Indian the ballot, let him buy liquor off the...

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