December 2: the assimilation agenda: attempts on the national government based in ottawa to assert its authority over indigenous people. It expresses itself in its assimilation and absorption in euro- 1867: the idea of dominion from sea to sea was an abstraction. By early 70"s this would change, stretching from an abstraction, to an actual fact: the assimilation agenda. Ontario, manitoba, saskatchewan, and alberta: these treaties were based on the principles of the old royal proclamation (1763, says that land transactions cannot be concluded by individual settlers and native groups. Rather, they must take place between one representatives of the crown, and two representatives of the indigenous populations whose land they are discussing: conducted under the auspices of royal proclamation. Rather, negotiations are done through canadian government and not crown: through number treaties, aboriginal groups relinquish give up ownership of these lands. In exchange, the canadian government makes certain promises (3): 1.