The gov=t opposed this League, saying that the Indians were going against gov’t authority
in 1927, the Canadian government amended the Indian Act which prohibited First Nations People to organize politically or to hire lawyers to represent them in any claims against the gov’t, a law which remained in place until 1951
Newfoundland’s aboriginals did not sign any treaties with the English nor the French. Therefore, there is no assimilation policy that applies to them
However, contact with Europeans over hundreds of years (Moravian missionaries, fur traders, European fishers) contributed to the elimination of aboriginal traditions culture.