October 31, 2023
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A Rwandan Timeline
Of colonial history regarding Indigenous groups with Canadian parallels. For Humanities 10.
⟶ Updated 24 Feb 2020 ⟶
List of edits
The German Empire colonizes Rwanda
The Treaty of Versailles
The Catholic Church missionaries monopolizes teaching in Rwanda
Belgians establish a racial classification system
PARMEHUTU is founded
Rwanda officially gained independence and declared its separation from Belgium. Internal conflict and ethnic violence consequences catalyzes the Rwandan Genocide.
The system that furthered the subjection of Hutu people to forced labour, called the ubuhake system, is abolished
The RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front), a Tutsi-commanded party formed in Uganda, storms Rwanda and triggers a civil war
General Juvenal Habyarimana seizes Rwanda's presidential power and vows to recover order
The Arusha Accords
Habyarimana's airplane gets shot down, along with the president of Burundi. This actuates the Rwandan Genocide
The RPF gains presidential power in Rwanda.
The Hutu population retreats to Congo.
The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission is established with the objective to increase efforts of and bolster reconciliation of the nation of Rwanda
The Royal Proclamation of 1763
Canada signs The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007.
The Pass System
The Indian Act of 1876
The Berlin Conference
The 1930s was a period wherein colonizing powers developed more attempts to racially segregate the Hutu and the Tutsi.
The RPF restores government in the nation. The Rwandan Genocide comes to an end.
Tutsi massacres arise and the Tutsi population continues to flee Rwanda
Massacres of the Tutsi people arise. The Tutsi population flees to Tanzania.
The Numbered Treaties, treaties between the Canadian government and Indigenous peoples also referred to as Historical Treaties 1 to 11, were signed.
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