Broken Covenant: Documentary

2014, 27:19 min
What is the Royal Proclamation of 1763?

Most Canadians have never heard of it, yet the Proclamation is a part of Canada’s Constitution, and for many Indigenous peoples, it is the ‘Magna Carta’ of our Treaty tradition.

What significance does it have today? Join a delegation of Indigenous leaders and church guests as they journey to London, England to mark the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation and to meet with the British Crown. Discover why this old legislation matters not only to Indigenous peoples, but also to settler Canadians.

See also the related items, available separately:
  • Documentary Discussion Guide
  • Companion Article for information on the origins and implications of the Royal Proclamation of 1763. Written by Anthony J. Hall, it describes the Proclamation as the instrument for the emancipation of Indigenous Peoples and the liberation of Canada.

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