1973 - Canada: First Indigenous delegate visits the People’s Republic of China

Rod Bishop of the Métis Nation. Found in p.9 of New Breed, volume 8, 1973.

During the trip, the delegates spend three busy weeks learning about minorities and working-class people in China.

During the trip, which the Canada-China Friendship Society and China sponsor, the delegates visit various factories and the Institute of National Minorities.

Unlike other delegations, this trip is not Indigenous-led. However, this trip reflects meaningful Indigenous-Pacific connections during the 1970s


I think that the Chinese people are masters over their own destiny… The people are the leaders of that country. I think they have proven that time and time again.

– ‘On China’ with Rod Bishop