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At the outset, a dispute arose between the Six Nations and the Canadian Government concerning the Indian nation’s independence under Canadian law, in particular the Indian Act, which the federal government was endeavouring to impose. Although Deskaheh obtained some diplomatic success in Geneva among certain member countries of the LON, the Canadian government’s reply was implacable. Not only were the diplomats of certain countries called to order, but the Canadian government also destabilized the Six Nations by backing a dissident faction in the community.

Portrait of the Aboriginal School Population of Québec, 1998. Data ta ken from Table 4, p. 5). 39 Aboriginal Peoples: Fact and Fiction Despite the persistence of federal guardianship, we are fortunately very far removed from the days when Indian Affairs agents acted like “kings and masters” on the reserves. Significant steps toward autonomy and self-government have been taken. In the early 1970s, the National Indian Brotherhood chose the area of education to spearhead the “take charge” movement, publishing Indian Control of Indian Education.

Not only were the diplomats of certain countries called to order, but the Canadian government also destabilized the Six Nations by backing a dissident faction in the community. The faction concerned had demanded for a number of years that political chiefs be elected, as set out in the Indian Act, which the federal government was seeking to impose. Thus, on the strength of an investigation concerning the political situation on the Six Nations reserve, entrusted to one Colonel Thompson—an investigation that made reference to a group of Chief Deskaheh of the Cayuga Six Nations agitators advocating separation—the government ordered that elections be reserve in Ontario, photographed while in Geneva in 1923–24 held.

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