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

Rod Bishop of the M├ętis 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