All events for 1880 – 1889
Imposing English and French at residential schools has a devastating impact on Indigenous languages and cultures in Canada.
The first Acadian national convention is held in Memramcook, New Brunswick, and will become the foundation of what modern Acadia is today.
August 15, 1881
August 15 is chosen as National Acadian Day.
The word “Saskatchewan” is derived from an anglicized version of a Cree word, kisiskâciwanisîpiy, meaning “swiftly flowing river.”
The flag becomes the symbol of the Acadians of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
November 16, 1885
Louis Riel is at the centre of the Red River and North-West rebellions.
July 17, 1887
It is the leading Métis organization in Canada.