In 1914, a shipload of would-be immigrants from India were roughly handled and turned away. Canada's government of the time wanted to keep the country white. Finally, a prime minister has acknowledged Canada was wrong on the record.
"If these were non-aboriginal children, all the resources would be in their schools," First Nations representative Charlie Angus says. "When they’re aboriginal children, well, 'Hey, you can take a number and stand in line.'"